Insomnia, is acupuncture the answer?

Michelle always felt tired and sleepy in the day time, because she could not sleep at night. It usually took her more than 1 hour to fall asleep, and sometimes even the whole night until 5-6am, even though she was really sleepy. Daniel a 12 years old, used to lie down on his desk at […]

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Why is running associated with so many injuries?

Running is a natural physical activity….it is what we learn to do after we learn to walk. Why then is running associated with so many injuries? Why does running receive so much bad press i.e. it is bad for knees etc? Of course there will always be risk of injury when performing any activity there […]

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Ever been in a car accident?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden head movement, usually extension.   Whiplash injuries are most often associated with motor vehicle accidents, especially those where the vehicle is hit from behind. Whiplash can also occur during sports and falls. The head is thrown in one direction and rapidly recoils in the […]

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Physio Running Assessments – Outdoors!

If you are a runner and are often injured or you are new to running and suspect your form could be improved, often a running technique assessment can identify possible problems and offer ways to correct them.   Having your running form filmed and then analysed can be a valuable form of feedback to improve […]

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Running…a fine line between better performances and injuries

I am a physiotherapist and a runner. As a runner I know there is a fine line between better performances and injuries.   Running is a quick, natural, cheap, flexible way to keep fit. Yet, so many people suffer injuries from performing their running training or competitions. There are a number of reasons for this: […]

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Can my posture affect my hormones?

Can my posture affect my hormones? The short answer is – yes it can!   Amy Cuddy* from Harvard University has done research on how body language impacts hormones. One of her studies showed how levels of salivary testosterone and cortisol are impacted when someone is in an upright posture vs when someone is in […]

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Fascial Manipulation in a nutshell…a very large nutshell…

What is Fascial Manipulation and how can it help you move, live and feel better?   I am a physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience. I treat the usual work related ergonomic injuries and the back and neck pains that often result from working in an office at a computer most of the day. […]

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Stress!

  Stress – the ultimate buzz word associated with modern living and many of us experience it at some time with stress symptoms presenting in many forms.   Stress symptoms may include: fatigue insomnia hyperinsomnia (sleepiness during the day) nausea depression high blood pressure unstable emotions craving sweet foods weight gain headaches lower back pain indecision […]

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Click..ouch! Was that my jaw?

Jaw pain is no laughing matter!   The jaw, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most frequently used joints in the body. It is used for talking, eating, sucking and yawning. The TMJ muscles activate and oppose gravity to keep the mouth closed. When the mouth is slightly open, the TMJ […]

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I’m in pain, do I go to a Physio or a Chiro?

I’m in pain, do I go to a Physio or a Chiro?   Throughout my years in practice, I quite frequently get asked this question. So I thought I would blog about it this week, and clear up a few misconceptions, at least from the chiropractic end. I would like to start by saying that […]

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Is it bad to crack your back?

It is bad to crack your back?   “To “crack” or “not to crack?’ That is the question.   If you constantly feel like you need to crack, it’s time to get yourself checked out! “I always make my back “crack”, “it feels good”. If this is you, and you know exactly how to twist […]

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