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 Dec 2014

Pilates for the Modern Man

The Modern Man is getting more and more open Minded but we still have a little way to go. There has been a large shift in the traditional weight training approach recently with many athletes and weekend warriors stepping away from purely traditional free weights and incorporating other methods including flexibility, agility and the forever […]

4 Sep 2014

Make your back and neck pain disappear during your commute to work!

Core Exercises?! Like I have time for that!……… Sound familiar? Read on! In our ever busy lives it is hard to stop to take a breath, let alone focus on core exercises to improve your posture. But you can fit it in…it’s all about adding the little things! Your commute to and from work is […]

3 Sep 2014

De Quervain’s Syndrome – A common cause of thumb and wrist pain

A common injury affecting the thumb side of the wrist is De Quervain’s Syndrome, also sometimes referred to as ‘Gamer’s Thumb’, ‘Mummy Thumb’ and ‘De Quervain’s Tendinosis’. What is De Quervain’s? De Quervain’s Syndrome is a condition affecting the tendons of the thumb that run along the wrist. These tendons assist in moving the thumb […]

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 […]

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,

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.

9 Jun 2011

Arthritis Answers

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. It is a major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia with 3.85 million Australians affected. Arthritis can vary considerably from mild ‘wear and tear’ in the joints which may present as occasional stiffness, to severe degeneration and pain […]