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Lower Back Pain When Walking or Running

Lower Back Pain When Walking or Running As Physiotherapists a regular complaint by patients is the experience of increasing lower back pain when walking or running. There is a common misconception that because we are undertaking exercises…

XRays, CT Scans, MRI.. please explain..

How often have you had an X-Ray, CT or MRI scan done and read the report only to realise that none of it makes sense? This often happens when people come in to see us with their scans. Some practitioners and GP’s are really good at taking…
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Back Pain: Facet Joints

What are Facet Joints? Facet joints are located on either side of the spine. Their job is to support body weight and enable spinal movement. How do they contribute to Pain? Facet joints can be put under stress and injured by excessive…
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Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe the pain associated with an irritated or pinched sciatic nerve. Nerve impingement occurs when there is ‘compression’ (pressure) on a nerve. The pain is often experienced as one-sided…
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Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Back Pain As many as three quarters of women experience lower back pain while they are pregnant. Your centre of gravity shifts while you are pregnant and this can add extra, unwanted strain on your back. In addition to this…

Back Pain treatment : Avoid Surgery and Drugs; Get moving!

By Ann Arnold Source: www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-06-11/treating-lower-back-pain-without-drugs-and-surgery/9850798 You're worn down by intermittent back pain. It's an unpredictable beast. It can come on so strongly you cannot walk,…

Mid Back Pain

Mid Back Pain Mid Back Pain Overview Your mid-back is the area of your spine between the upper border of your shoulder blades and your lowest ribs. Pain in the mid back can be quite disabling. Mid-back pain is very common due to people…
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IMS: The missing link?

A blog by Amy Mathews Amos- See below My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no…

Osteoarthritis 101

A Physiotherapist's Guide to Osteoarthritis   "Arthritis" is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically,…

Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers

Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers While there may be no single fountain of youth, you can slow down the aging process by staying physically active. Regular exercise enhances muscle and joint function, keeps bones strong, and decreases…