Is your back pain foot related?

Could your back pain be associated with your feet? Our feet when we contact the ground begin a chain of movements throughout the body and play a major role in how we handle forces. Small undesirable deviations within the feet can affect how the knees, hips, pelvis and back move. Overtime these deviations can irritate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 tips to prevent back and neck pain during flights

Frequent business trips and long haul travel can have a detrimental effect to lower back and neck health.  Sitting for long periods in a cramped chair and a stuffy environment can create and exacerbate musculoskeletal complaints.  It’s the last thing you need if you are in and out on a quick business trip where efficiency […]