One extremely common injury in the sporting world is the “corked” thigh. Cork is the colloquial term given to a muscle contusion. A cork usually results from a high impact force such as a rugby tackle or a hard cricket/hockey ball making contact with a player’s limb. The high impact of contact causes damage to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The wrist and hand is made up of 27 bones with, understandably, a LOT of joints between them and even more attaching them to the arm bones. It is this incredible number of bones and joints that allows us so much movement and dexterity in our hands and wrists and differentiates us from our primate […]
Worried about becoming a hunchback? Have you ever slaved away at your desk for hours, at the mercy of your keyboard? After all that, do you find sitting up straight an impossible mission? Want to improve your posture but find it hard to sit or stand up straight? Ever suffered from shoulder or neck issues? […]
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 […]
These days, many physiotherapists and other health practitioners are using dry needling as a form of treatment. So how does this differ from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, and what can you expect when your physiotherapist wants to use dry needling as part of your treatment?
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? […]