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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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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain   Rotator Cuff Injury The Rotator Cuff is a vital grouping of four muscles around the shoulder that not only help to move the shoulder individually but act in unison to stabilise it during other movements. Rotator Cuff…
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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…

Back Pain Solutions

Our spinal columns are made of twenty four vertebrae stacked one above another on the pelvis. They are joined together at the front by discs and at the back by facet joints. When we bend forward, the vertebra above tilts and slides forward,…
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Tension Headache? Learn more

"Tension headaches" are often talked about and we see a lot of patients with these headaches. In our diagnosis of these conditions, about eighty five percent of all headaches arise from the neck, or cervical spine, which refers pain into the…

Chronic Back Pain? Don't take opioids, try Physical Therapy

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them. More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from…
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Tennis elbow...perhaps not from Tennis!

Lateral epicondylalgia or tennis elbow is the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain located near the elbow. It is commonly known as tennis elbow as it can be a significant problem amongst tennis players. However, you do not need to play…

Shoulder Pain

Ok so your shoulder has been hurting for a while and your Physio has diagnosed you with a Rotator Cuff injury. What the hell is a rotator cuff? How do I get rid of this pain!? Firstly, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles which help to…

937 strides per km..no wonder we get calf pain!

A very common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. We have two main calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus, which are under repetitive load when we run. There are two reasons for this, the first one is to absorb the shock of our body weight…

Post running muscle soreness?

Whether you are a first time runner or not you will be on a runners high for finishing your event. The key to a good post running event recovery is what you do in the first few days after running. The outcome of not following through on a good…