14 Nov 2011

Swimmer’s Shoulder

With the weather warming up and summer on the way, many of us are starting to feel more active and may be taking up those fair weather sports again.  If you have started heading down to your local pool for a few laps and noticed a niggling pain in your shoulder, you might have the […]

14 Nov 2011

5 Little Things You Can Do To Help Your Neck

There are a million good and bad things for your neck and it can be confusing to work out what helps and what doesn’t, when you have neck or back pain.  Often the cause of your issue is something small or easily avoided/fixed.  Today, I’m throwing out a few things that you can try if […]

14 Nov 2011

My What Is Bulging???

So, your Physio has told you that it might be your “disc” that is causing your pain. With more medical knowledge accessible to all of us these days, as health professionals we often assume that you know what we are on about.  Maybe you do!  But just in case you don’t, here’s the low down […]

8 Nov 2011

Trigger Happy Physios

It may appear to many people that we Physiotherapists are in the business of causing more pain to relieve pain.  Without getting into the fallacy of the ‘no pain, no gain’ mentality, there are some instances where causing a bit of pain can be of assistance to management.  One, particularly crucial to muscles and muscular […]

1 Nov 2011

Heat Packs and Ice Cubes – Part 2

I started a discussion last week about the use of heat versus ice/cold, and presented the effects of ice (cryotherapy) and examples of when and when not to use it: (Heat Packs and Ice Cubes – Part 1).  Today I want to continue that discussion in regard to the application of heat – how it works, […]

19 Aug 2011

More Than Just A Headache

If you’ve ever had a headache then you’ll understand how debilitating they can be.  Most people have suffered from the Saturday morning self-induced, alcohol-related headache.  But what about waking with a headache that wasn’t related to alcohol?  That won’t respond to painkillers?  That means you have to take the day off work because you can’t […]