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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]