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Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursa = A thin fluid filled cushion found between two structures such as bone and tendon to reduce friction. Itis = Inflammation There are more than 150 bursae (pleural for bursa) in the human body and yes they are normal… In fact they are essential. Rub your hands back and forth with some force and…

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Interest in dry needling and acupuncture continues to soar. Let’s answer the most commonly asked questions our physiotherapists are asked about dry needling and acupuncture. For more comprehensive information, read our page on Dry Needling and our blog titled ‘Dry Needling – In Simple Terms.’ What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? Acupuncture…

5 Tips to Manage Low Back Pain

5 Tips to Manage Low Back Pain

It can be confronting to be struck with a sudden onset of acute low back pain. The disabling pain and immobility often generates catasrophising thoughts about permanent damage and the requirement of surgery. Fear not, low back pain is extremely common, affecting up to 85% of people at some stage in their life. The good…

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain’s Tendonitis is an overuse injury like many other tendon injuries. Continuous gripping, pinching, squeezing or wringing motions can lead to this condition. Pain in the thumb and wrist, over the radius, especially during use, is common with this injury. This syndrome is more common in women than in men. Physiotherapy Treatment for De…

Calf Strains

Calf Strains

A common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. The calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and soleus, are loaded repetitively and heavily during running. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing movement or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles as demonstrated in jumping activities or during quick changes of direction.…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is a vital ligament that provides stability to the knee joint. The ACL is an intra-articular knee ligament, meaning it is found within the knee joint. The ACL is vulnerable to injury as the knee often supports the body’s full weight and is subjected to extreme stresses during running…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by widespread pain, sensitivity to touch and unexplained fatigue. It often interferes with daily activities, hobbies and work. Fibromyalgia is often classified as a pseudo-arthritis condition, as there is no actual damage or inflammation to the joints, cartilage, muscles or tissues. The nervous system of fibromyalgia sufferers functions abnormally, causing…

Sleep

Sleep

We all enjoy a good night’s rest, but are you aware of the numerous health and performance benefits associated with a quality sleep. Let us explore the importance of sleep, it’s effect on performance and pain, and how to ensure you get enough! Why is it important to have a good quality sleep? Memory and…

Sleeping Posture and Pillows

Sleeping Posture and Pillows

Do you know that your sleeping position can affect the quality of your sleep? Getting a good night’s rest is extremely important for your well-being and mental health. A poor quality sleep has been shown to heighten anxiety, pain and stress levels.1,2  Read about sleep, pain and recovery here. Adopting particular sleeping positions or using…

SLAP Lesions of the Shoulder

SLAP Lesions of the Shoulder

What is a SLAP lesion of the shoulder? The shoulder is a ball (upper humerus or arm bone) and socket (glenoid or part of the shoulder blade) joint. The glenoid labrum is cartilage that surrounds the outer lip of the glenoid. It acts by increasing the relative depth of the glenoid to increase shoulder stability…

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