As boring as it sounds, one of the most underestimated factors in injury prevention and rehabilitation is … stretching!Read More
What are 3 features that will help every condition? With my experience as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist, I find there are generally 3 aspects of our health that will help our bodies return to a balanced homeostasis, assist with healing and regeneration and perform and optimum peak.Read More
I often say that our body’s are like cars:
It needs a service every now and then to keep things running smoothly and to pick up/address any minor issues. If we leave it too long then we need a major service, or even a replacement…Read More
As a physiotherapist and acupuncturist of over 20 years, one of the most common conditions I see is ‘Low Back Pain’. Pain from injuries (muscles/ligament strain/sprain, disc bulges, nerve impingements, ‘sciatica’, fractures), wear and tear/ arthritis, pregnancy, muscle imbalances, scoliosis and autoimmune conditions are just some to name a few.
The following tips are general tips for people with, or for prevention of low back pain…Read More
Do you ever find your mind is constantly thinking- thinking about your chores, your work, your relationships, your past, your future, the grocery list, the Christmas party etc. So much thinking and constant mind chatter that it makes you feel worried or stressed, or even angry or sad?
Mindfulness in essence, is the state of …Read More
Did you know that up to 45% of the Australian population are having inadequate sleep (duration or quality)? 17% of people have reported falling asleep on the job; and 17% have reported not going to work due to poor sleep. There is a strong correlation to decreased work performance, with up to 30% making procedural errors due to lack of sleep (2016 Report to Sleep health Foundation, Adelaide).
We’ve all experienced sleep deprivation to some degree and felt the implications. Whether its moodiness, tiredness, inattention or incoordination. However, would you want your doctor performing life saving surgery or your accountant doing your income tax statements knowing they had minimal sleep? (Interestingly, medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in US after heart disease and cancer!).Read More
Unfortunately I see stress and its impacts in every day life in the clinic all too often. Small amounts of stress can be stimulating, but extreme stress will drain us internally, and potentially manifest as symptoms. Headaches, migraines, muscle tension, chronic pain, recurrent injuries, digestive issues, insomnia, loss of libido, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, drug/alcohol abuse, increased blood pressure, fatigue, skin conditions...are all just some symptoms of STRESS.
I often get asked this question; and as a registered Acupuncturist and a physiotherapist Dry Needler; I feel I can give an un-biased authentic view and explanation of the two.
What is Dry Needling?