Chronic Lower Back Pain

Is Back Pain Being Mis-managed with Ineffective and Potentially Harmful Treatments? This is the accusation directed at the medical fraternity and made by a team of international health experts. In three papers published in the esteemed Lancet medical journal, the Australian and international authors assert that there is an over-reliance on scans, surgeries and opioid prescriptions to treat a problem that could be more effectively addressed through self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies.   […]

Squats – my favourite exercise.

Squats are one of the most functional exercises we could ever perform, this is why they are my favourite exercise to prescribe. They help strengthen some of our most important muscles like our quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings and calves. We need these muscles to be strong to complete normal activities like walking, going up stairs, bending to pick things up or getting out of a chair. If you do not have the strength to squat you […]

Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that affects one or many joints of the body and can include damage to the joint cartilage, inflammation of surrounding tissue and degeneration. It is the most common form of chronic arthritis and is characterised by pain in the joint, stiffness and swelling. Any joint can suffer with OA but the most common joints affected are the hand, knees and hips. Although OA is more common in the older […]

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