13 Nov 2015

What is Scoliosis? Could I have it? Is it causing my back pain?

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. On an x-ray the spine can resemble as ’S’ or ‘C’, rather than a straight line. It is thought to affect between 2-3% of the population It has a higher incident rate in females more than 80% of scoliosis cases have an unknown […]

27 May 2015

‘Meralgia Paraesthetica’ – That Weird Feeling In Your Thigh

Meralgia Paraesthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, also known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (LCNT). You may feel pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or coldness at the side of the thigh. MP most commonly presents in 30 to 40 year old individuals and is more prevalent in those […]

5 May 2011

Common Snow Sport Injuries

There are really only three things to learn in skiing:  how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor.  ~Lord Mancroft, A Chinaman in the Bath, 1974  In my previous blog, I introduced some exercises to get you ready for the upcoming snow season, to help develop […]

5 May 2011

Scoliosis of the Spine

This week I wanted to focus on Spinal Scoliosis, as I speak to a lot of patients who have been diagnosed with scoliosis as an adolescent and want to know how this impacts their alignment, or whether they should be concerned even if they don’t have any symptoms.  The prevalence of adolescent scoliosis is higher […]