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Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is one of the worlds most common orthopedic surgeries. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for getting one. The logic being, if the cartilage is worn away in your hip, the whole joint can be replaced with a new prosthesis. It all sounds...

What is the ITB and why is it talked about?

The ITB, also known as the Ilio-tibial band, is a band of connective tissue that runs up the side of the leg between the knee and the hip. “Tightness” in the ITB is commonly blamed as the cause of a variety of problems, such as knee pain and hip pain. Often we find...

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

Should runners lift weights? It would stand to reason that if you want to become a better runner you should spend more time running. But is their more you can do to close in on that elusive PB than just copious amounts of Kilometres? You might not believe it but that...

Shoulder Bursitis

What is shoulder bursitis? Shoulder bursitis commonly presents in the clinic. Typically, people develop acute shoulder pain, see their doctor and get an ultrasound, and voila - the bursa is inflamed i.e. shoulder bursitis. This diagnosis has come under considerable...

Plantar Fasciitis… What is it?

Plantar Fasciitis is a common problem that presents with pain on the base of the foot, generally towards the heel. It is where the plantar fascia, a band of connective tissue that spans between the toes and the heel, becomes aggravated. How does it present? Plantar...

Thoracic Pain

Pain in the upper and mid back is something we commonly see in the clinic. One of the most common causes of pain in this area is stiffness in this area of the spine. How does it present? Thoracic spine pain can either build gradually over time or occur more suddenly....

What is Dry Needling: How is it Different to Acupuncture?

Dry needling involves inserting a very thin needle into a muscle in order to reduce muscle tension and pain. How does it work? There is considerable evidence available that dry needling works. However, there are various theories that have been studied to try to...

Strokes

Most people consider strokes to be fairly up there in terms of scary medical conditions. This very well can be the case, but the truth is they come in a wide range of presentations and severity. A typical stroke is where either a clot in the brain, or a bleed in the...

Nerve Pain: What Causes it?

What is nerve pain? Various nerves run through our body in order to supply our body with sensation and function. They emerge from the spinal cord and split into different branches. Sometimes, if aggravated they can directly cause pain along the pathway that they...

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is one of the most common work and personal injuries that come through the clinic, with 80% of Australians experiencing one or more episodes of lower back pain in their lifetime. By no means does this indicate it is normal for you to have or live with...