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What is in your cup? The pain cup in another analogy for describing pain perception. In the previous blog we defined pain which may be associated with potential or actual tissue damage. The analogy that pain is the ‘alarm system’ of your body to ensure that...

Defining pain: Pain can be defined as ‘An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’. I would like to take some time and ask yourself, What is your definition of pain and have you experienced...

What is magnesium and why does my body need it? Magnesium is a nutrient that is essential to everyone. How much of it we require varies from person to person due to the difference in absorption rate, our age and the amount of stress one can...

Sleep deprivation epidemic! In a time where stress levels are at an all time high, technology has captured everyones attention, reducing our exposure to natural sunlight outdoors; it has comes as no surprise that people are finding it hard to get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation, by...

Are you drinking enough water? The human body is made up of up to 70% water, and almost all our body systems depends on water to function and survive. For our body to function at its optimal state, it essential to maintain its water supply with...

What are tendons? Tendons generate forces from the muscles to the bone to create a movement (movement of he body part may or may not occur). The Achilles tendon are commonly sensitive because they absorb forces when we bend our ankle in an up and down...

Do you know your diabetic risk status? And did you know it may assist to detect foot ulceration? With the prevalence of diabetes diagnosis increasing so is the need for quality diabetic footcare. What are the best ways to screen for complications? And why are...

What is posture? Posture is defined as the attitude assumed by the body either with support through muscular activity and joint compliance, or because of the coordinated action performed by several muscles working to maintain stability. Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving,...

Quay Health is excited to announce it will now be offering Women's Health Physiotherapy. Women's Health Physio assesses, diagnoses, and treats conditions specific to female anatomy and the female hormonal cycle. Commonly, these conditions are associated with pregnancy. However, several conditions can present at any time...

Hip pain is a common condition that can present at various times throughout a person's lifetime. Pain may result from an acute sporting injury, a chronic condition, or even the result of muscular tightness from sitting too much! Whatever the reason, hip pain requires a thorough...