Posture in the Workplace

Posture in the Workplace

Poor workplace posture is a major cause of back pain, workplace stress, and can lead to repetitive strain injuries. This can result in poor employee health and low morale which will ultimately lead onto reduced productivity, lost time and higher business costs. Our...
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common natural occurring degenerative conditions of the body’s joints affecting people of all ages however it is more prevalent as we age. It is characterised primarily by a loss of cartilage around a joint, which helps to...
Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain

The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the...
World Spine Day

World Spine Day

World Spine Day is a great opportunity to shine light on spinal disorders and encourage you to take steps to better health. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal...
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is a medical condition that is characterised by the stiffness, tenderness and pain in muscles several hours after performing a strenuous physical activity. When muscles are stressed, small microscopic tears occur in the...
Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a general term used to describe pain on the outside of the elbow. The most common cause is overloading of the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles as they insert into the elbow. Those engaged in strenuous activities such as tennis, climbing, swimming...
Musculoskeletal Injuries and Children in Sport

Musculoskeletal Injuries and Children in Sport

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 6 out of 10 children aged between 5 and 14 years participate in organised sports. Still more participate in informal recreational activities. Although sports participation provides numerous physical and social benefits,...
Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of head and neck injuries resulting from an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the neck and other...
Core Stability

Core Stability

There are many myths and misconceptions about core stability which has become a popular concept in both the rehabilitation and fitness industries in recent years. Everywhere you look, social media, TV, online, emails and even women’s magazines now implore you to...
Golf and Physiotherapy

Golf and Physiotherapy

Golf is a sport with many health and well-being benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 hole round amounting to 6-8 km of...