22 Jan 2015

What’s The Difference Between A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor And An Osteopath?

As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]

9 Jan 2015

Exercise During Pregnancy

Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]

29 Jul 2011

Is Pain Relief Medication Good or Bad For You?

July 24-30 was National Pain Week, so rather than suffering through it, we thought we would discuss an aspect of pain that is prevalent in our day-to-day life: pain-relieving medications. Pain is a primary reason for a lot, if not most, visits to Physiotherapists.  Patients often ask about pain relief medication.  Is it just going […]

24 Jun 2011

It’s Contact Sport Season….and Haematoma Time!

The Winter sport season is upon us which means lots of collisions on the sporting field. Unfortunately that can result in more injuries and some nasty bruises. Some bruises are actually haematomas, or an accumulation of clotted blood within the tissue.

24 Jun 2011

DVT- Are You At Risk?

DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein which usually affects the leg or pelvis. DVT has commonly been referred to as “economy class syndrome” due to the prevalence of people developing a thrombosis after long haul flights.

16 Jun 2011

Pain: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Ever wondered why your physio insists on asking all those questions about your pain? Does it feel deep? Is it sharp or dull?  Pain is pain isn’t it! Not quite. Although we think of pain as a single sensation,

16 Jun 2011

Understand the Scan

Today there are several different types of scans available for us to request and use as clinicians.  Patients can often get confused about the difference between these types of scans, or why one is chosen over another. If you’ve had an acute (new) injury and have consulted your GP, they may have sent you for […]

16 Jun 2011

ITB Syndrome Explained

The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of connective tissue that runs down the outside of your thigh from the pelvis to the knee. As you bend and straighten your knee, the ITB passes across a bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) on the outside of the knee.

10 Jun 2011

The Health Risk of Heels

Surprisingly, I don’t often get asked by my female patients about the effect that wearing high heels can have on your feet and lower legs. Perhaps this is because it is common knowledge that high heels are not what a physio would recommend, nor are they comfortable to wear, so they must be bad, right? […]

9 Jun 2011

Sprain versus Strain

Is your injury a sprain or a strain? A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tough, fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. When you sprain a ligament, the tissue fibers are torn or stretched.