Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ankle Sprains

As physios, ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries we see. The more severe ankle sprains are generally treated with the appropriate level of diligence. However, we often see the milder sprains left untreated and not given the respect they deserve; possibly leading to a high recurrence rate. Because of repeated untreated [...]

Arthritis Pain and Cold Weather

Well... we are in the middle of winter and the temperatures don’t seem to be rising any time soon. The short days, frosty mornings and icy winds are unfortunately all part of winter in Melbourne. For most of us, the cold is just annoying because it makes our morning commute uncomfortable and makes sitting in [...]

Sciatica

Sciatica Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not actually a medical diagnosis in itself; rather, it is a symptom of some other condition. The term “sciatica” describes pain (and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness) felt along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings and lower [...]

Lumbar Disc Injuries

Lumbar Disc Injuries In our last blog, we learnt about the anatomy of the lower back (lumbar spine) and what structures can contribute to low back pain. We learnt that the spine is a complex structure made up of bony vertebrae stacked one on top of another, separated by spongy cushions known as intervertebral discs, [...]