Pain Management

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetically inherited condition that affects many organs within the body including the lungs, pancreas (Digestive system) and sweat glands. Individuals with CF produce an abnormally excess amount of think and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive systems. The excessive production can adversely impact functions

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Whiplash Injury

Whiplash Injury What is whiplash? How is a Whiplash diagnosed? A whiplash injury is usually diagnosed with a complete medical history and physical exam, many whiplash injuries causes damages to soft tissue that cannot be seen on x-rays. Other ways in which a whiplash can be diagnosed is through further imaging such as  x-rays, MRI or

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What is a hip impingement?

What is a hip impingement? Femroacetabular impingement occurs when the femoral head (ball of the hip) pinches up against the acetabulum (cup of the hip). When this happens, the cartilage that surrounds the acetabulum can be damaged causing hip pain and tightness.   There are three types of morphologies, and they are common within the general population (around 30%) and present

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Injury prevention 101

Injury Prevention 101 Want to learn what it really takes for injury prevention? In musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice we see athletes from all walks of life, all ages and all levels of athletic background. Whether it be a national level athlete, a weekend warrior or someone who has decided to shed the unwanted extra Christmas kilos

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus What is it and how can we work with you What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic condition that affects insulin production in the body. Insulin is used in the body to help regulate blood sugar levels. Without insulin the body cannot metabolise glucose which

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What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling? How it works and the benefits What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a modern treatment which involves inserting fine filament sterile needles into tissues of the body to relieve pain and aid the body’s recovery process.Dry needling is commonly used to manage muscle tension and trigger points. The word “DRY”

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What is a neurological disorder and how are they categorised?

What is a Neurological Disorder and how are they categorised? What is a Neurological Disorder? Neurological disorders are diseases which affect the central and/or peripheral nervous system. The structures negatively impacted can include the following: brain, spinal cord, various nerves [cranial, peripheral, roots] along with the organs and tissues that are innervated by the nervous

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What is Neurology?

What is Neurology What are the roles of the nervous system and how can it impact our daily living What is Neurology? Neurology is the branch of medicine focussed on the body’s nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.  The nervous system is composed of various neural networks where signalling between these networks

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