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Low back Lumbar Disc Pain

Do you suffer from disc injuries? Location: The pain is usually central in the lower back and can radiate accross the entire lower back and down into the leg/s. Causes: Excessive, prolonged or forceful bending forward, sitting down and…
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Osteoarthritis Victoria BC

For years there has been common thought, among sufferers and health professionals alike, that osteoarthritis (OA) is an irreversible disease process that you just have to learn to “deal with.” “Wrap yourself in cotton wool” and “try…
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Why does exercise make us feel happy?

So we all know that feeling that we get after exercise - we feel generally happier, less stressed, less anxious and also sleep better. Exercise produces a rush of happy hormones we also know as endorphins. So what are these endorphins and why…
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Runner's Knee: We can help!

At first it was just a niggle in your knee when you climbed stairs or were squatting. Then the pain and stiffness became more than a niggle and you began to feel it when walking, sitting and resting. You may be hearing popping or cracking sounds…
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Knee Bracing helps with Osteoarthritis Pain

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to "significantly improve the pain and symptoms" of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim…
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Understanding why we get Back Pain

Figures suggest that around 80% of people experience back pain at some time in their lives. Back and neck pain can be very debilitating so how a physiotherapist manages back pain treatment is essential to secure a positive result. Back pain…
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Frozen Shoulder: Typical presentation and treatment

Frozen shoulder: Frozen shoulder, correctly known as Adhesive Capsulitis, presents as a combination of shoulder pain and stiffness causing sleep disturbance and marked disability. In a frozen shoulder the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint…
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IMS/ dry needling: Frequently asked questions

Dry needling involves the application of very fine sterilised acupuncture needles into muscle and surrounding tissues to assist in the release of myofascial trigger points, reduce tightness and spasm, improve muscle function and relieve pain.…
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Physiotherapy for Recurring Back Pain

To understand why back pain recurs, we need to first look at why pain occurs to begin with and then how back pain physiotherapy can help. Back pain generally stems from some form of trauma or loading placed on your back, which may occur as a…
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Foot Pain Innovation: Create custom insoles from a smartphone!

The Instituto de Biomecánica (Biomechanics Institute-IBV) has developed SUNfeet, insoles which are customized to the anatomy of the user's foot, which increase the comfort of footwear and reduce pain and fatigue in the feet. This product is…