Back injury

Shoulders – Why Don’t We Treat Them Properly?

2019-09-05T12:06:25+10:00

This is something that bugs many in the health field - why do we treat shoulders so differently to many other joints? You might be wondering what I mean by this...I mean that when people come in with say, knee pain, we aim to reduce the pain, increase the movement and then gradually load the [...]

Shoulders – Why Don’t We Treat Them Properly?2019-09-05T12:06:25+10:00

Sitting exercises for lower back pain

2018-05-17T14:22:26+10:00

Following on from last week’s blog investigating lower back pain when sitting, today our focus moves to prevention! Some jobs can be quite physically demanding without leaving the office chair or driver’s seat. So if your work is predominantly sedentary and you have experienced back pain when sitting, today’s blog is for you. The following [...]

Sitting exercises for lower back pain2018-05-17T14:22:26+10:00

Sitting posture

2018-05-11T10:56:10+10:00

Do you have pain in your back when sitting? Well for many people, this is a very common occurrence! Many patients are often quite surprised that their back pain gets worse when sitting and not better. Whilst some lower back conditions will find sitting helps relieve their pain, a good majority will get more pain [...]

Sitting posture2018-05-11T10:56:10+10:00

Preventing Lower Back Injuries in Cricket

2018-01-11T07:07:50+10:00

  Cricket may be a relatively slow-paced game, but many injuries still occur. Although most are unavoidable (or not if you are fielding at silly point). For example, fielders (who often spend long periods of time standing still) may also injure themselves when they are called to make sudden movements with often little regard for [...]

Preventing Lower Back Injuries in Cricket2018-01-11T07:07:50+10:00

Tips to Prevent Back Pain on Road Trips

2017-12-14T14:47:27+10:00

Long Summer days are the perfect opportunity to explore the vast expanses of Australia as you head off on road trips with family and friends. However, if you suffer from low back pain, riding in the car for an hour or more can be a real challenge. Our bodies weren’t designed to sit for hours [...]

Tips to Prevent Back Pain on Road Trips2017-12-14T14:47:27+10:00

What is Dry Needling?

2017-09-21T08:52:00+10:00

We often get a lot of questions about Dry Needling. "Does it hurt" and "how is it different than acupuncture" are probably the most common. In today's blog, Matthew tries to answer all your burning questions and more... What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a treatment technique used by many physiotherapists, where very fine [...]

What is Dry Needling?2017-09-21T08:52:00+10:00

4 Core Exercises You’re Probably NOT Doing

2017-08-18T16:10:14+10:00

Core or 'Anti-Rotational' Exercises - and why you need to include them in your program Sports or jobs that require bending and twisting demand a lot from our spine and “core”. When muscle fatigue or stiffness sets into our backs, our “core” muscles may not be able to work to their full capacity. When this [...]

4 Core Exercises You’re Probably NOT Doing2017-08-18T16:10:14+10:00

Sciatica

2017-07-13T15:19:34+10:00

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 [...]

Sciatica2017-07-13T15:19:34+10:00

Lumbar Disc Injuries

2017-07-13T14:50:54+10:00

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, [...]

Lumbar Disc Injuries2017-07-13T14:50:54+10:00

Choosing the Right Backpack for Back to School

2017-04-05T10:30:35+10:00

We can hear parents across the state rejoicing this week as kids head back to school for the start of a new year. A relaxing Summer holiday was likely finished with the chaos of organising books, uniforms, shoes and backpacks. I remember being so excited as a child to go into Officeworks to choose the [...]

Choosing the Right Backpack for Back to School2017-04-05T10:30:35+10:00