Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder (ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS) is a common condition seen in about 3% of the population. The cause of this condition is unknown. It more common in women than men and in people over 40. Having diabetes or thyroid disease increases your risk. 10% of people will develop frozen shoulder in both sides. Most commonly it occurs spontaneously, […]

5 Simple Stretches for the Prevention of Low Back Pain.

Low back pain is a very common problem that will affect up to 70% of us at some stage in our lives. The million dollar question is “how do we prevent low back pain”? There have been thousands of  studies dedicated to answering this question. Unfortunately there is no simple answer. The true answer is […]

Remedial Massage Therapy: Treat yourself and avoid injuries.

Remedial Massage Therapy vs “massage”. What’s in a name? The difference lies on the experience and training of the practitioner. The title Remedial Massage Therapist is protected and can only be used by people who have completed a Diploma of Remedial massage therapy. This includes 1 year of full-time study and 80 hours of practical […]

What is Physiotherapy and What to Expect From Your First Appointment?

What is Physiotherapy? The Australian Physiotherapy Association defines physio as- “Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life. They help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and prevent further injury. They listen to your needs to tailor a treatment specific to your condition. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need […]

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprain is a very common injury. Some studies have indicated that more than 1000 people will sprain their ankle every day in Australia. How do I know if my ankle is sprained? An ankle sprain occurs when we roll our ankle either inwards or outwards. This puts strain on the ligaments and tendons on […]

Sciatica

What is sciatica? You have pain running from your low back or buttock down into your hamstring, calf and foot. What is the main cause of sciatica? There are 2 forms of sciatica-both of which cause considerable pain. True sciatica- where the large nerve running from the spine and down the leg (The sciatic nerve) […]

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