Hypermobility: Are you Hypermobile?

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 many people don’t realise they are […]

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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 […]

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Acupuncture for painful periods

A recent study in Australia and New Zealand has demonstrated that acupuncture is beneficial for the treatment of dysmenorrhea.   More than half of all women suffer with painful periods.  This trial focused on women between the age of 18 and 45.  It found that after receiving three months of acupuncture treatment,  more than half […]

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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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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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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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