Osteoporosis and Physical Treatment

Osteoporosis and Physical Treatment   Osteoporosis is a bone disease which affects 11% of men and 27% of women over the age of 60 in Australia. It is often caused by hormonal changes associated with ageing. An osteoporotic bone is … Read More

The Hip Flexors

Anatomy of the Hip Muscles The hip flexors are a group of two muscles known as iliopsoas (the illiacus muscle and the psoas muscle). They sit at the front of the hip, originating deep in the abdomen and inserting into … Read More

Neck Exercise to Correct Chin Poke Posture

A simple exercise to help alleviate tight upper neck, forward head posture and headaches

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

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

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

Lower Back Stretch

Get Moving! A quick and effective lower back stretch to get your lumbar vertebrae moving before a workout or after sitting at work.