You may be wondering why, despite frequent visits to a physiotherapist, your back pain continues to persist. The truth is that some physiotherapists fail to look at the bigger problem, focusing instead on the pain itself. It’s not enough that your pain is relieved, especially since pain is your body’s way of telling you that […]
In the world of athletics, hip and groin injuries are two of the biggest problems that have always baffled surgeons. That’s because these two injuries somehow interact even if they are entirely different from each other. If not treated immediately and properly, both issues can also put an abrupt end to an athlete’s promising career.
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that causes simultaneous muscle pain and fatigue in multiple parts of the body. Pain can range from mild to severe. Fibromyalgia is listed as a form of arthritis; however, the popular belief is that it is caused by an oversensitive nervous system because of its symptoms.
If your job requires you to spend a lot of time in front of a computer, one if the biggest health risks that you may face is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A common wrist condition often seen in individuals who work sedentary jobs, CTS can affect the whole arm and cause numbness, stiffness, and pain […]
The scapula or shoulder blade is an impressive anatomical structure. Suspended by only two ligaments, three layers of muscle and bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between muscles, tendons, and bone), are all that support the structure. There isn’t a real joint between scapula and trunk, but movement is possible, and therein lies the […]
Low back pain affects roughly four out of every five adults in New Zealand. Although low back pain is usually seen as a health problem, it can also be seen as an economic problem since it can prevent individuals from working. Fortunately, there are many ways treatment options for low back pain available. One of […]
According to an annual report from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), there have been 1.8 million injury claims in just the last two years alone. A staggering 193,991 of these claims are for injuries that were sustained at workplaces. Employees suffering from injuries find it difficult to go back to work due to pain and […]
Splinting is a type of treatment used to manage musculoskeletal injuries, particularly those that involve fractures in the arms and legs. Splinting immobilises the bone, which helps decrease pain and bleeding while preventing further injury. Splinting can be used as the lone treatment for certain injuries.
Institute of Sport Physio offers upper cervical spine manipulation or what is commonly called “neck manipulation”. This treatment is normally reserved for carefully selected musculoskeletal problems that regular massage, exercise, mobilisation, longitudinal traction or even ample recovery time can’t resolve. Only a highly trained physical therapist will be able to perform this type of manipulation […]