Massage for Piriformis Syndrome

massage for piriformis

The piriformis is a small deeper muscle in the glutes (buttocks) that rotates the thigh outward (externally) and when the leg is bent at the hip it helps abduct (move away from the body) the thigh.   It prevents the hip from rolling inward when doing an activity like running. The sciatic nerve runs under the […]

Plantar Fasciitis Self Help Guide

plantar fasciitis

Although there are no concrete numbers for the prevalence of plantar fasciitis in the general population we do know it accounts for ~10% of all running based injuries and 10-15% of all foot based conditions that require medical care. As this is primarily an overuse injury caused by repetitive strain on the plantar fascia either […]

Overuse injuries in runners

Overuse injuries in runners

50% of runners will sustain an overuse injury every year (Van Gent et al., 2007). Overuse injuries can be tricky to overcome and highly frustrating, particularly if you have a running event coming up. The good news is that overuse injuries are largely preventable. What is an overuse injury?   An overuse injury is one […]

3 Common Mistakes Long Distance Runners make (and how to avoid them!)

3 Common Mistakes Long Distance Runners make

Are you a long distance runner or do you aspire to be? These are some common training mistakes you can avoid! 1. Limited time to achieve goal More often than not everyday athletes set targets or goals which require them to push their bodies to their absolute limits. Whether it is work, social or various […]

Treatment of Lactation Mastitis

treatment of mastitis

This article discusses symptoms and treatment of lactation mastitis including use of breast pumps, massage, antibiotics and ultrasound.

Bone Health FAQs

Bone Health FAQs

1. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is defined by the world health organisation as a disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. It is typically known as a silent disease, as it is often not picked up until it […]

Headaches and Massage & Simple Self Help

headaches and massage

Headaches can affect your quality of life and even be quite disabling. Tension type headaches can be treated with Remedial massage that focuses on specific myofascial trigger points that are located in the neck and pericranial muscles. Stress can increase the incidence and/or duration of headaches so regular self-care that helps you unwind alongside booking […]

Pain on the side of your hip? Conservative and surgical options for treatment

pain on the side of your hip

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) refers to a collection of musculoskeletal conditions that present as lateral sided hip pain or pain on the outside of the hip. Over the last 10 years our understanding of the causes of lateral hip pain has improved significantly. We have moved from the diagnosis of trochanteric bursitis, to gluteal […]

Unwrapping Chronic Pain – Part 2

Unwrapping Chronic Pain - Part 2

1 in 5 Aussies live with chronic or persistent pain. It’s complex, difficult, debilitating, costs our nation billions of dollars a year, and there isn’t a straightforward easy way out of it.  BUT that’s not the end of the story.  You can overcome chronic pain. I will try and unwrap some information around persistent pain in this […]

Unwrapping Chronic Pain – Part 1

Unwrapping Chronic Pain - Part 1

1 in 5 Aussies live with chronic or persistent pain. It’s complex, difficult, debilitating, costs our nation billions of dollars a year, and there isn’t a straightforward easy way out of it.  BUT that’s not the end of the story.  You can overcome chronic pain. I will try and unwrap some information around persistent pain […]