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Headache vs migraine: how the neck can be involved!

Do you suffer from headache or migraine? Do you feel like your neck tightens up when you are having a headache or migraine? If so, your pain could be coming from your neck! What is the difference between headaches and migraine?Headaches are any type of pain in any part of the head or face. [...]

Plantar fasciitis: what to know!

Are you waking up first thing in the morning and hobbling as a result of heel pain? When you sit for a long time and go to get up, does the pain return? Is it painful for the first hundred steps before easing off? Have you tried rolling, orthotics, exercises and still have lingering [...]

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 [...]

When is the best time to have your pelvic floor checked during pregnancy?

Did you know that pelvic floor assessments are recommended during pregnancy? We treat women through all stages of pregnancy to optimise pelvic floor function during gestation and in preparation for birth, no matter what type of birth you’re planning to have. It is recommended that all women should have an antenatal assessment at 16-24 [...]

Sharp knee pain and instability from sports?

Have you recently injured your ACL?  The management of ACL injuries is a hotly debated topic in sports medicine. For so long we have thought that when ACLs rupture that they cannot heal on their own and require surgical intervention. But we know now that it is not the case and in [...]

Is Myofascial Cupping Right for my Condition?

Who Can Benefit from Myofascial Cupping? What Conditions can be Treated? Myofascial cupping is particularly effective in treating: acute or complex neck pain, and associated suboccipital headaches acute and chronic low back pain recovery after arthroscopic knee or shoulder surgery overuse injuries, such as tennis or golfer's elbow sports injuries such as [...]

Why Pelvic Floor Strengthening Sometimes Doesn’t Work!

Are you struggling with embarrassing bladder problems? Have you been doing your pelvic floor exercises diligently, but getting nowhere? Many of us have heard the old bit of advice that we all need to strengthen our pelvic floor and do “Kegels”.  Pelvic floor exercises or “Kegels” are when the hammock of pelvic floor muscles [...]

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 [...]

Acupuncture or dry needling? Which do you choose?

Know the difference between dry needling and acupuncture by a physiotherapist? Acupuncturists insert very thin needles into specific points on the body based on their knowledge from Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate energy flow within the body, whereas dry needlers use thicker needles that target trigger points within muscles to relieve tension and decrease [...]

Golfer’s Elbow Pain?

Golfer’s elbow is an overload injury of the tendon on the inside of the elbow, usually due to overuse. As its name implies, it is a condition common in golfers. However, as with all sporting injuries, this condition can affect anyone. Golfer’s elbow is similar to Tennis elbow, occurring on the inside of the [...]

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