Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. The way to detect scoliosis is to look for it, as it usually does not produce symptoms. Signs of a scoliosis: Differences in left and right shoulder height Rib cage asymmetry Deeper waist on one side One hip more prominent Uneven shoulder blades Shift of the trunk […]
Load Management and COVID-19
Load management is a popular and sometimes contentious topic amongst health professionals, trainers and sporting institutions. Debates range from how much is too much, how do we effectively track and monitor loads and how do we best manage loads. I think the one thing that is agreed on is that too much too quickly can […]
Spring is here!
With the beautiful spring weather just around the corner, it is a popular time to start running or ramping up that fitness regime. Common goals to start running/exercising during the warmer seasons are for fitness, weight loss and health. Or maybe you are training for a certain event or time/distance that you would like to […]
Imaging findings for the lower spine
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints of musculoskeletal pain. Everyone is likely to have known someone or has experienced lower back pain themselves at one point in their life. The spectrum of severity of lower back pain can vary greatly and can impact physical, occupational, psychological and lifestyle factors. A percentage […]
Hip pain is a common issue we see here in the clinic. Patients can complain of a ‘pinching’ when doing things like squats, getting in and out of the car or just simply sitting in a soft chair or crossing their legs. Now just because you get a pinch in the hip every now and […]
R U OK in these trying times??
With the current COVID-19 Restrictions implemented on and around the border, it can be a very trying time for the majority of us. Where we were promised that we could go about our daily lives as part of our border community, recent changes to the restrictions have caused no end of angst and anxiety for […]
The link between Physical and Mental Health
Following on from Sarah’s video last week discussing Chronic Pain, I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about the link between Physical and Mental Health. The importance of mental wellbeing for overall physical health is very clear. In our increasingly busy and current uncertain modern world, it is particularly important for us […]
Acute Wry Neck
Have you ever woken up with an inexplicably stiff and painful neck that will only turn to one side? You might have been suffering from acute wry neck, a painful condition following a typical pattern of symptoms. In the clinic, wry neck is classified as one of two different types – Facet or Discogenic wry […]
Generalised joint hypermobility (GJH) sometimes referred to as hypermobility syndrome refers to increased or excessive joint movement and is typically seen in multiple joints. The Beighton scale is a scoring system developed to identify those with GJH (see attached). An individual is hypermobile if they score 5 or more out of 9. In most cases […]