Physio tips

Have you ever wondered if you're prone to develop Osteoarthritis (OA)? As with most things, prevention is easier than the cure so it is in your best interest to know which factors can increase your chances of developing OA, and more importantly, which of these you...

Have you ever wondered if you should see a Remedial Massage therapist or a Myotherapist to help your condition? You may not have even heard of Myotherapy before! Well let's compare the two...

Massage is great at any time of year; however, it can be extremely beneficial during the colder months. Here are 7 reasons why you should book in a regular massage: 1. Boost Your Immune System with Massage Massage increases lymph flow which fights off infections and bacteria,...

Staying healthy and active requires a variety of "movement experiences". We all know that it's important to perform exercises that increase your heart rate and build muscle but did you know Yoga is also an important element of your weekly health regime? Reduce Your...

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back region? Common complaints from our patients are: “It hurts to put on my pants/socks/shoes” “I get sharp pain with bending over/rolling in bed” “I can’t stand up straight after a period of sitting down” “I have pain extending down my leg” These...

Have you ever been to see a physiotherapist for pain in one part of your body and when they treated you, they focused on a completely different area? While this can be a strange experience, it can be even more puzzling when the treatment actually...

For most of us, the hours we spend sleeping are simply a time for rest and recovery. However, you might be surprised to learn that your sleeping position can have a significant impact on your body, particularly if you already have an injury. When you consider that we spend approximately 40% of our lives in bed, it becomes less surprising. Ideally, your body should be held in a position of minimal stress while sleeping. This means that all your joints and muscles are resting in a neutral position. Over time, joints that are held in more extreme positions may put pressure on the surrounding structures and this may lead to a feeling of stiffness in the morning.

One of the primary roles of the spine is to protect the spinal cord. This means that the spine needs to be strong while maintaining the flexibility required for a movable trunk. While the spine is very sturdy, spinal injuries do occur. Health professionals often use terms to describe and classify injuries of the body, two of these terms that you may have heard are Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis.