15 Nov 2011

Management Of Stress Fractures

My previous posting, Can Stress Cause A Fracture?, provided some background on stress fractures.  I’ll now elaborate on their management: A stress fracture is defined as a continuum or sequence of events, and therefore it can be graded depending on clinical and radiological features.  This grading will determine the management plan.  The good news is […]

7 Nov 2011

What Is Chronic Pain?

Pain is most commonly associated with tissue damage or an injury.  Given adequate time and assistance from therapists, doctors etc., those tissues in question inflame, repair and remodel (i.e. heal), and the pain goes away.  Occasionally however, despite the tissues healing, pain is still experienced weeks, months and maybe years later.  It is at this […]

7 Nov 2011

Lying Down And Back Pain

Arrgh!  So you bent over, and while trying to put on your shoes, you felt a twinge in your back.  Over the next twenty minutes it just gets worse, to the point where you know you’ve really hurt yourself. What should you do?  Try and ignore it, and suffer through work? Or ring in sick […]

6 Nov 2011

Do I Need Orthotics?

Orthotics are commonly prescribed these days, but often overprescribed for people with foot or lower limb injuries/pain, and even for people with back pain. Orthotics can be costly, particularly if they are custom-made, but are they really necessary?

1 Nov 2011

It’s Crunch Time!

As a mid-twenties guy, I’m approaching a body type that reflects my years of indulgence – that of a “beer gut”.  This is a problem shared by many, men and women alike.  The apparent most obvious solution to this increased distribution of fat around the abdomen, is the humble sit-up or crunch.

25 Oct 2011

It Is Just A Sprained Ankle – Why Do I Need To See My Physio?

So you rolled your ankle playing soccer on the weekend.  It was pretty sore at the time so you came off and applied an ice pack for the rest of the game.  Your team won so you headed to the pub and forgot about the injury until the next day.  It was a bit sore […]