Pain


Is your office giving you back pain?

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. But what can you do about it? Here are some important signs to look out for in your workplace, plus some helpful strategies to […]

The importance of rest & recovery

Rest is important for the body to recover, but what does recovery actually mean and how often and how much is necessary? The purpose of training is to overload the body in order to stimulate improvements in muscular strength and endurance. However, continuing to load the body without adequate rest will lead to overtraining and […]

Don’t push through wrist pain

What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis involves inflammation and irritation of two of the tendons that move the thumb (the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus). It typically presents as pain at the base of the thumb and wrist which usually comes on gradually over time. Pain is worsened by activities that […]

Neck pain and exercise

Your neck is an extremely complex structure made up of bones, joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. This complex make-up allows it to balance the demands placed upon it in having to hold up the weight of your head (which can weigh up to 5kg) and also allow you to move accurately in […]

Strength Training For Runners

I see many runners in the clinic and more running injuries than I would like to! These injured runners are often lean and very fit, though are often quite weak in their major running muscles. They may have developed excellent cardiovascular fitness with all the running they have managed to get in over the past […]

Treating TMD: Don’t Suffer Through Jaw Pain

Your jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to your skull and work by using muscles, ligaments, capsule and a disc.  Each component contributes to the smooth operation of your jaw.  As a result your jaw is one of the most active, powerful and complex joints in your body.  It moves up to 2000 […]

Achilles Tendinopathy: Lighten The Load

The achilles tendon connects the calf to the foot and plays a major role in propulsion as well as energy absorption during walking, running and jumping.  Pain commonly occurs when the tendon is exposed to an unaccustomed load which can often be the result of: A sudden increase in training Biomechanical failure causing increased work at […]

Mind Your Posture At Work

Is your work station set-up contributing to an existing injury?  Many desk-based jobs involve significant amounts of time spent sitting.  Many injuries will be provoked by prolonged activities such as sitting, long periods of typing/mousing or repetitive neck movements.  For this reason, it is important that our desk space is set up correctly to help […]

Pain: The Invisible Protector

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’. But what does this actually mean? A key point immediately is the mention of ‘actual or potential tissue damage’. So, can we have […]

The Importance Of Sleep In Managing Pain

It doesn’t matter whether it’s pain from a sprained ankle, sharp pain in your neck, or persistent low back pain. Getting a good, quality night’s sleep is critical to managing your symptoms. There are many factors that will influence this, including pain being present in the first place. Other factors that might affect your sleep […]

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