Chronic Pain

Are you experiencing long term pain from a previous injury which doesn’t seem to be resolving? Understanding pain is extremely important in being able to successfully manage it and return to a happy, unrestricted and pain free life. This blog … Read More

Bulging Discs – Anatomy and Treatment

This article will explore the physiotherapy treatment options for bulging discs. First it helps to understand the anatomy of the spinal disc..   What is a Spinal Disc? Spinal discs are  the shock absorbing rings of fibrocartilage and glycoprotein that … Read More

Back Pain Management – Must Knows

Back Pain Management – Must Knows Don’t panic Almost everybody will experience lower back pain at some point in time. Lower back pain can have a recurrent nature – this is relatively ‘normal’. Recovery times can be relatively quick and … Read More

Knee Ligaments – Why Do They Matter?

Overview Torn knee ligaments are one of the most common injuries among sports people. They occur for various reasons – a differing mechanism of injury according to which ligament is injured. Most people will not understand the function of the … Read More

Why Do You Have Shoulder Pain?

Overview It’s very common for patients to come in presenting with ‘shoulder pain’. The ‘shoulder’ is so broad and different patients report ‘shoulder pain’ for different presentations. WHERE is the pain? Is it between your shoulder blades? In your neck? … Read More

Acute Meniscal Tears

Anatomy The menisci are load bearing structures in your knee. They fill the gaps between the round shape of the femur (thigh bone) and the flat, upper surface of the tibia (shin bone). Thus, this improves shock absorption; it disperses … Read More

Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (runner’s knee) is pain under the knee cap or anterior knee pain. It is an extremely common reason why active people (in particularly runners) seek healthcare. It occurs when the patella (knee cap) does not track properly … Read More

Load Management For Tendinopathies

Overview ‘Tendinopathy’ is an umbrella term used to describe disease of a tendon. Tendinopathies are complex injuries due to their varied nature, differential diagnoses and stubborn response to treatment. Tendinopathy encompasses any problem involving the tendon (eg. Achilles or patella … Read More

Sore Neck?

Overview The deep neck flexors are the muscles on the front of your neck that stabilise the cervical spine, ensuring an appropriately aligned posture. These muscles attach along your cervical spine, as well as onto your upper ribs and vertebral … Read More

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Overview – Lumbar Disc Herniation TWO-THIRDS OF HERNIATED DISCS HEAL ON THEIR OWN!! – RESULTS FROM A RECENT META-ANALYSIS Too many people think that once you have a lumbar disc herniation (disc bulge), that you’ve got it for life. Well, … Read More