Myotherapy

March 2016 Myotherapy Myotherapist assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body. Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a, deep ache,...

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Spring Back Into Gardening

March 2016 Spring Back into Gardening Spring is a great time of the year lending itself to longer days, warmer weather and a rampaging garden growth. After our winter hibernation, we undertake our gardening chores and adopt all those lovely positions and postures that we try and refrain from to avoid the infamous lower back condition. Bending and twisting to prune and pick out weeds followed by digging and shoveling all place undue stress on the lower lumbar spine and...

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Sport Massage

November 2016 Sport Massage The athlete has to sustain rigorous use of their muscles with a tremendous amount of force being placed on their joints and body during their desired sporting activity. Our muscles are a bunch of contractile units overlapping to produce the force we need to operate our limbs and perform activities of daily living. With repetitive use, our muscles build up lactic acid and other waste products that can lead to pain and reduced ability to perform...

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Sport Physiotherapy

November 2016 Sport Physiotherapy There are many aspects of physiotherapy with Sports Physiotherapy being one of the most popular. As the name suggests, this is physiotherapy pertaining to sports. It is a specific skill of the physiotherapist, as it encompasses all the mechanical injuries that occur during our busy lives of sport.     The most common sporting injuries involve the following areas: The shoulder joint is such a mobile joint that sacrifices its stability for mobility. As a result,...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

March 2016 Rotator Cuff Injuries   The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that surround the shoulder like a cuff. It provides stability to the joint and importantly provides the power and precision we need during movement of our upper limb. Its no wonder when we injury this delicate muscle group that it elicits significant pain resulting in poor movement function with the inability to perform our normal activities of daily living. Injuries to the rotator cuff can occur...

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Sprained Ankles

I’ve Sprained my ANKLE   The ankle ligament sprain is an extremely common injury in sport. Aussie rules, netball, basketball and the weekend warrior exposes the ankle to extreme pressure. With the demands of these sports its not uncommon we can sustain an ankle injury. The most common ankle ligament sprain is a lateral (outside of leg) ligament sprain. The most common cause is the foot rolling outwards on a change of direction or standing on an opponent’s foot and...

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Cervical Headaches

February 2016 Cervical Headaches   Headaches are a very common and debilitating condition. Whilst there are many forms of headaches with numerous causes, your neck is a very common source. This is not surprising considering our work commitments and the length of time we spend faced with the computer. It’s our prolonged posture in sitting that eventually leads to potential problems over time. Experimental studies show that the upper 3 vertebrae are intimately related to the same nerves that supply our...

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Low Back Pain

February 2016 Low Back Pain   Low back pain (LBP) is an extremely common compliant in society. In fact, 80% of us will suffer from some form of LBP in our lifetime. Categorically, LBP generally falls under 2 umbrellas: Non-specific LBP Specific LBP Non-specific LBP is as the names states non-specific. The nature of the person’s pain is not visibly seen on the vast forms of imaging and so no specific structure can be labeled as the causative origin. Specific...

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