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What can a real time ultrasound do and how can it help me?

By | October 15th, 2017|physiotherapy, womens health|

Real time ultrasound uses harmless sound waves to create an image on a screen for you to see of what’s going on inside under the skin. It is the same technology we use to image babies during pregnancy.  Physiotherapists have been using real time ultrasound for decades to help patients get more from their physiotherapy [...]

Is your yoga practice a pain in the butt?

By | October 7th, 2017|hip pain relief, physiotherapy, yoga|

Pain in the buttock after yoga? It could be hamstring tendinopathy! Hamstring tendinopathy is usually experienced as pain or tenderness on the sitting bone, most noticeable with sitting on hard surfaces, after walking or yoga practice. Hamstring tendinopathy is often not painful during yoga practice, but more commonly after practice! So what is hamstring tendinopathy and how [...]

What is Endometriosis and how can physiotherapy help?

By | October 1st, 2017|physiotherapy, womens health|

Endometriosis comes from the Latin terms ‘endo’ meaning ‘inner’, ‘metri’ refers to the uterus or womb, and ‘-osis’ means ‘condition.’ In short, endometriosis is a condition where cells that usually line the uterus start to grow in other places. Endometriosis has 2 main symptoms: Pain Fertility problems It is important to understand that not all [...]

Five Common Gym Injuries (and how to avoid them!)

By | September 23rd, 2017|physiotherapy|

We all head to the gym in the hope of improving our health and fitness! However we physiotherapists can occasionally see people coming out worse for wear after their gym program! So what are the 5 most common injuries that we physiotherapists see related to gym training? And even more important, how can you avoid [...]

What does a Women’s Health Physiotherapist do?

By | September 15th, 2017|physiotherapy, womens health|

It remains a mystery to many people what a physiotherapist actually does, let alone a “Women’s Health Physiotherapist”!! We are constantly asked; - What exactly is a women’s health physiotherapist? - Should I see one? In a nut shell a women’s health physiotherapist: Has expert knowledge regarding conditions specific to females. They understand the complex [...]

Persistent Pain- Why is this happening to me?

By | July 6th, 2017|physiotherapy|

Persistent Pain- Why is this happening to me? We can all recognise that pain can often be associated with some sort of tissue damage and inflammatory response.  Such as when you sprain your ankle, there is firstly an inflammatory response which can contribute to pain sensitive chemicals and swelling.  This inflammatory response is an essential [...]

Understanding “The Core”: Myths and Misconceptions

By | July 6th, 2017|physiotherapy|

Understanding the Core: Myths and misconceptions “I have a lower back problem, it’s because of my weak core and I need some exercises to strengthen it”. A statement I hear on a regular basis as I treat patients with lumbar-pelvic pain. Rumour on the street is that a strong core is the ‘cure-all’ for back [...]

My Sacrum Is Out! A fresh look at medical terminology and the effect of language and words

By | May 1st, 2017|physiotherapy|

A fresh look at medical terminology and the effect of language and words! There has been a lot of media attention on Tiger Woods, his injuries and more recently, the language and teed to describe his injuries. His sacrum “went out” has been a widely used term or description of his injuries, with USA today [...]

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