Spine Anatomy

Back Pain

Download PDF Document The majority of us will experience acute low back pain at some stage in our lifetime. The vast majority of these cases will resolve within a few weeks with the correct management and exercises. There can be various triggers for the pain, some known, some unknown. Perhaps Read more…

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Achilles Pain

Download PDF document Achilles tendinopathy An Achilles tendinopathy is an over-use injury. It tends to occur as a reaction to an increased demand on the tendon, beyond it’s capabilities. Those with an Achilles tendinopathy will typically report pain and stiffness, which may reduce in the short term with brief gentle movement. The Read more…

Mobility and falls prevention.

Older individuals show lower rates of movement and lower peak ankle moment when compared with young adults. As strength declines with age (due to muscular, tendinous and neural alterations), leg muscle strength could be the limiting factor in preventing a fall.

Patellofemoral Pain

This is one of the most common conditions I see as a sports physiotherapist in my clinic. Patients generally describe a deep ache in the front of the knee. It is often felt ‘underneath’ the patella (kneecap). The pain is generally worse with activity which requires repeated knee flexion. Activities Read more…

Stress Management and Plate Spinning

How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Help Plate spinning is a circus manipulation art where a person spins plates, bowls and other flat objects on poles, without them falling off. Plate spinning relies on the gyroscopic effect, in the same way a top stays upright while spinning. The actual art of plate Read more…

Brain Highway

Do you ever wake up in the morning to your alarm blaring? You get an initial fright, press snooze, drift in and out of sleep with thoughts of your to-do list for the day coming at you like trucks on a busy highway? Or are you awake 15 minutes before Read more…

The Aftermath of Ironman

When preparing for an Ironman, everyone talks about training, nutrition, power readings, sleep, which race wheels to use, recovery, training thresholds, tactics on race day, and the list goes on… But no one seems to talk about what happens after the big day. What happens when the adrenaline and elation Read more…