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Ankle Pain and Knee Pain

The ankle and knee are made up of complex joints. Such joints are very much affected by the way you walk and by the posture of your foot. If you are experiencing pain in your ankle and/or knee, the following biomechanical structures may be identified as the probable contributory factors: All previous injuries and accidents […]

Ankle Sprain

Tradies have the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and other health and safety risks among any other profession. With every step, shock is absorbed by the feet, knees, hips and spine to decrease the force of impact. Wearing the correct footwear will reduce these forces further whilst not affecting the normal function of the […]

Arthritis

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types […]

Back Pain

Back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also consists of neck discomfort and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Musculoskeletal disorders are a primary cause of people being off ill from work. Back pain has a wide variety of causes, from lifting a heavy parcel incorrectly to investing too long in one position. Feeling extremely nervous […]

Coccyx Pain

The coccyx is the small triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, mostly found in humans and some primates. Some people call it simply as the tail bone. Coccyx pain or tail bone pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that can result from direct trauma, childbirth, or chronic biomechanical problems in the pelvis. It […]

Disc Prolapse

Commonly called “herniated disc” or “ruptured disc” (or misleadingly called “slipped disc”), a disc prolapse is one of the common painful conditions of the spine. The spinal column is made up of a number of bones called vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are discs which prevent the bones from rubbing against each other during movement, and […]

Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow

When the tendons of the elbow (lateral epicondyle) are injured, irritated, or inflamed, it becomes a condition labelled as tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. It is a painful condition that is often felt in the area of the arm near the elbow and/or in the elbow itself. Tennis elbow is often caused by overuse, abuse, […]

Hip Pain and Groin Strain

Hip pain is a condition that originates from an injury or from a pre-existing condition. Yet, among many cases of hip pain, inflammation of the tendon in the pelvic area is the most common. Hip and groin pain can be related and they can be caused by a variety of muscle or joint problems in […]

Headaches

Do you feel like you’re on a constant merry go round of drugs? Trying medication after medication? Trying anything for some relief? Anything to feel normal? Living Headaches and Migraines can have a debilitating effect on their sufferers. Day after Day of being tired, irritable, miserable, feeling foggy…… Sound familiar? No one really understands what […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome, or ITBS, is one of the most common causes of pain that is felt on the outside of the knee. It is mostly common in runners, hikers and cyclists, but any athlete who plays sports that require repeated knee flexion can find himself/herself dealing with IT Band pain. The Iliotibial Band is […]