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29 11, 2016

Chronic Inflammation Part 2

By |Tuesday, November 29, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Chronic Inflammation Part 2|

In my last blog I spoke about acute inflammation and how it is a natural process that our body initiates to help heal our injuries. I also spoke about how anti-inflammatories can inhibit this natural healing process which can then lead to prolonged tissue dysfunction. Tissue dysfunction includes poor […]

17 10, 2016

Managing Pain and its Long Lasting Effects

By |Monday, October 17, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Managing Pain and its Long Lasting Effects|

Pain. This is a very personal thing. It is complex and an emotional subject. What is extremely painful for one individual, might only be a mild discomfort for another. It is based on your previous life and emotional experiences and also on how well your nervous system is primed […]

13 10, 2016

Acute inflammation – Friend or foe?

By |Thursday, October 13, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Acute inflammation – Friend or foe?|

We have all heard the term inflammation before, particularly if we have injured ourselves. But what is inflammation? Inflammation is the process which causes pain, swelling, heat and redness around the injured area. So inflammation is what causes pain, great to know, but what is truly the purpose behind […]

8 09, 2016

Swimming – Do you have the correct technique?

By |Thursday, September 8, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Swimming – Do you have the correct technique?|

With spring in the air and the weather starting to warm up there is a rise in outdoor activity in the Northern Beaches. A popular choice of activity amongst beaches residents is swimming which can be a great form of exercise.

However, swimming is not exempt from injuries. I have […]

8 09, 2016

Sciatica Causes and Treatment

By |Thursday, September 8, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Sciatica Causes and Treatment|

You would have had or known someone affected by sciatica. It is a fairly common disorder that affects approximately 40% of the population at some point in their lives. However, only about 1% have coexisting sensory or motor deficits. Sciatic pain has several root causes and treatment may hinge […]