Knee pain and the hip-knee continuum.

Osteo FAQ

Knee pain and the hip-knee continuum. Knee pain in the gym recently? It might be time to load up the hips! Knee pain is one of the most common presentations we see here at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine and it affects 25% of adults at some stage in their lives (Nguyen et al., 2012). In […]

Should you rest after an injury?

Exercise Science

Should you rest after an injury? Perhaps not. Traditionally, our immediate response to a musculoskeletal injury is to rest and let the body heal itself, after all everyone who has done basic first aid knows that the R in R.I.C.E. is rest! However, the importance on rest has been greatly overemphasised in the past and […]

Hydrotherapy: workout in water!

HYDROTHERAPY: Water As A Workout! And you don’t need to be able to swim! Research is consistently showing hydrotherapy, or aquatic exercise, to be as effective as land-based exercise in reducing pain and improving function [3][7]. It’s no wonder that hydrotherapy has been used as a treatment modality for hundreds of years! It’s low impact […]

Bursitis

Bursitis? What is that?!  Have you recently consulted with your Osteo or Physio who has referred you for an ultrasound? Did they mentioned the possibility that you have Bursitis? Well let me explain a bit about what that is! What is a Bursa? A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion […]

Pillows and Matresses

We spend a third of our lives (if you’re lucky) on our pillows and mattresses but often underestimate their influence on our health and bodies. But how do you know a good mattress or pillow to a bad one? My advice to patients is fairly simple. A good mattress is not about how hard or […]

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Who can do hydrotherapy? You. Hydrotherapy is derived from the Greek words “hydro” meaning water and “therapia” meaning healing, and this form of therapeutic rehabilitation is a particularly useful mode of exercise treatment for many conditions. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be able to swim (or have to get your hair wet) to gain […]

Posture, Breathing and Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) OA is a group of chronic, degenerative conditions that effect joints (also known as Degenerative Joint Disease and osteoarthrosis). Arthritis means – inflammation of the joint but OA is more degenerative than inflammatory.  OA is the most common form of arthritis. What happens to the joints in OA? With repeated stress the cartilage in […]

Osteopathy & Arthritis

As Osteopaths we spend a vast amount of time dealing with pain and suffering caused by arthritis. Many people mistakenly assume that they must learn to live with their symptoms. In many cases,  Osteopaths are able to help considerably. Pain relief and lifestyle management improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.  With Arthritis Awareness […]