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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Acupuncture and pain

  For thousands of years acupuncture has been used as a way of treating pain.  But how does it do it?   In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the body can be divided into 14 standard meridian lines and 8 extra meridian lines. Pain is caused when one of these lines is blocked. For example, […]

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Colds and Flu, An Eastern and Western Perspective

That season is upon us. No, not winter but its but its potentially nasty cousin, the cold and flu season.   For many of us colds and flu are just another part of life that we just have to suffer through, by spending unnecessary amounts of money on trips to the Dr, cold and flu […]

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Back Your Inner Athlete with Chiropractic

  Back Your Inner Athlete This year, Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May with the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’.     Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.   One […]

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Want to get fit by NOT incorporating Chiropractic care?

Want to get fit, by NOT incorporating Chiropratic care? Many of us know, that when it is time for us to implement some sort of exercise regime with a clear defined goal in sight, we would stick to almost anything, eating right, getting up early to get to the gym and so forth. We would […]

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