Category Archives : Conditions

Tennis Elbow

End of year can be a very busy time for those working behind the office desk. Continuous use of the mouse or keyboard can lead to elbow pain commonly known as tennis elbow. Although common in office workers it can also affect those who use gripping actions during their working day. Sports which required grip […]

Why does my back hurt when pregnant?

Eighty percent of women will experience back pain at some point during pregnancy. The severity of this pain during pregnancy ranges from mild discomfort after standing for long periods of time to debilitating pain that interferes with daily life. Although back pain during pregnancy can be a sign of a more serious condition, including labour, […]

Pain at the front of your knee?

Do you have pain on the front of your knee when walking long distances? Do you have pain in your knee after sitting for long periods or when you go up and/or down stairs? Then you maybe suffering from what we call anterior knee pain of Patellorfemoral pain syndrome. What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? This […]

Pain in the heel

Are you suffering with pain on the underside of your heel? Is this pain extremely sore when you get out of bed in the morning or get up from sitting for prolonged periods? Chances are you have plantar fasciitis. What is it? The plantar fascia runs along the sole of the foot from the heel […]

Is your jaw causing you back pain?

Have you had dental work done recently and are now experiencing pain in your back, hips or pelvis? Are you experiencing new niggles playing sport? There most likely is a link. The muscles of the jaw are a big compensator for the core stability system. Long periods of time lying in the dentists chair with […]

Join the dots

The reason we manage to find the root cause of our clients pains is because we always relate the problems to movements, habits and their history. Often one simple injury can trigger a series of compensations that spread throughout the body. How is your foot connected to your neck pain? How is your left hip […]

Sciatica

Sciatica describes pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Sciatica is characterised by pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs. Commonly pain and numbness are located at the calf, foot, […]

The Kegel Dilemma

For decades doctors, physiotherapists, trainers, therapists, you name it, have been hammering away at women—and men too—that if they want to strengthen their pelvic floors or resolve a pelvic floor issue, they must do kegels. A Google search of the pelvic floor will give over 1 million hits. The majority of these hits will all […]

Breathing 101

Breathing is the most important physiological function from the moment you’re born. It is the first thing we do when we enter the world and the last thing we do when we leave it. We are all born with the ability to breathe perfectly. Look at a newborn child sleeping and you will see lovely […]

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains happen when any of your hamstrings muscles or its tendons is stretched beyond what it can withstand or torn when substantial stretching of the muscle occurs. Hamstring strains are fairly common in sports activities requiring the athlete to forcefully run or jump. A hamstring strain is also called a pulled hamstring or hamstring […]