Shockwave therapy; What does it do? Is it safe?

By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Mechanism of action Even after the extensive research into shockwave therapy, the exact mechanism of action remains unclear. Currently, the proposed theories are as follows: Physical Phase; the shockwaves causes positive and negative pressure and tensile forces through to soft tissue to induce physical effects. Physicochemical phase; […]


Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

By Steven Tran –Sydney CBD Chiropractor Getting pin and needles or burning sensation that travels down your arm? Pain that radiates into the shoulder and down the hand? You may be suffering from cervical radiculopathy. For a quick summary on cervical radiculopathy, watch the video below by Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson. What is […]


Hypermobility: Are you Hypermobile?

By Isabella Clark –Sydney CBD Osteopath What is joint hyper mobility?  Joint hypermobility simply means that you have more flexibility in some of, or all of your joints than the normal person. It is more common in young girls/ women and is generally thought of as being genetic.  Hypermobility itself isn’t a medical condition and […]


Shockwave Therapy; An Introduction

By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Shockwave Therapy was originally used to treat kidney stones almost half a century ago. Now due to the remarkable biological and therapeutic effects, it is used by registered health professionals to treat numerous soft tissue conditions. “It’s a sound wave, not an electric shock” Unlike the name […]

ITB syndrome presented with lateral knee pain, tightness, especially after exercise

ITB Syndrome

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson Lateral knee pain? Especially after running or cycling? You may be suffering from ITB syndrome or runners knee. What is ITB syndrome? What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms? What to do if you have ITB syndrome? How will physio/osteo treat ITB syndrome? How long until […]

Dissolved substances within the synovial fluid turn to bubbles with low pressure

What is Joint Cracking?

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson What is joint cracking? , Is it bad for you? , Can it cause arthritis? All your joint clicking, popping and cracking questions answered below! Not up for a long read? Check out this joint cracking video by Dr Abbey Davidson (Osteopath) from our Sydney CBD location: What […]

the mandible or jaw bone meets the temporalis bone

TMJ Disorder or Temporomandibular joint disorder

Jaw pain? Jaw locking, clicking or popping? You may be suffering from Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder. What is Temporomandibular joint disorder? What causes TMJ problems? What are the common signs and symptoms? What to do if you have TMJ disorder? How long until it resolves? This article will answer all of your burning questions […]

Lateral ankle sprains, Deltoid sprains and high ligament sprains

What is an ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain or ‘rolled ankle’ refers to an over-stretching or tearing of ligament fibres- the strong bands of connective tissue which attach bone to bone. Ankle sprains, in particular lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries that we see. In this article Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson discusses the anatomy of […]

Runners Knee, Jumpers Knee, Kneecap Pain, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Patella Tracking Disorder

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Patella Tracking Disorder)

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson What is patellofemoral pain syndrome? Are you experiencing knee grinding or clicking while running or exercising? Pain behind the knee cap? Worsening when going up stairs or even sitting for long periods of time? You may be experiencing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Patella Tracking Disorder. This condition is […]

Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson

Lower Back Pain Stretches

Do you experience Lower Back Pain? The lower back and lumbopelvic region is a common area of pain for many people, with 70-80% of people experiencing this sort of pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain can have a huge impact on an individual and can affect quality of life, however, there are […]

Neck Pain? You need an Osteopath in SydneyNeck Pain? You need an Osteopath in Sydney

Sydney Osteopaths for Neck Pain

What did you expect? You’ve been staring at your screen for hours! Your head is hunched forward, you’ve barely moved, and the muscles that are holding your head in place are simply fatigued- plain and simple. Is it any  wonder you’re in pain! Neck pain is something that most of us will experience at some […]