Sciatica? Pain shooting down your leg?

Is it sciatica?  Sciatic is an umbrella term encompassing the sharp, shooting nerve pain that can shoot from your low back down to parts of the back of your leg, sometimes stopping at the knee, other times radiating all the way to the ankle and foot.  Oftentimes, it can be worse when [...]

How long will this take to heal?

When injury strikes, the first thing that most of us want to know is ‘how long will this take to heal?’ The answer to this can be complicated and requires at least a little understanding of how the different tissues of the body heal. Each of the tissues of the [...]

Three essential steps if you have SIJ pain

Have you been diagnosed with SIJ pain yet can't seem to find a solution? Are you having difficulty lifting or even rolling in bed? Do you experience low back or pelvic pain with walking, pushing a shopping trolley or running? Do you have pelvic pain after pregnancy that is just not resolving? Here at Synergy [...]

Planks- are they good for my core or lower back?

Planks- are they good for my core and will they help with back pain? Have you been experiencing back or pelvic pain? Have you been told that you have a weak core and that you need to do core stability exercises to help recover from back pain? As a team a physiotherapists with expertise in [...]

5 Tips to Reduce Thoracic and Rib Pain

Are you experiencing Thoracic or Rib pain? There can be many reasons for the onset of thoracic or rib pain and it is always advisable to seek assessment from your physiotherapist especially in the case of an acute injury. However here are Synergy Physio’s key tips in reducing chronic thoracic, rib and upper spinal pain! [...]

Lumbar Disc Injury?

Lumbar disc injury? Have you been diagnosed with lumbar disc injury and you are not sure what to do about it? Do you have lower back pain with activities such as sitting, bending, gardening or lifting that is limiting your lifestyle and leaving you frustrated? Once you bend over do you have trouble getting [...]

Understanding “The Core”: Myths and Misconceptions

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 [...]

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