Pains in the neck

Blog Author Name |16th February 2012

Being in the heart of North Sydney CBD it is no surprise that neck pain is one of if not the most common complaints that patients will present to our practice for. And just like low back pain, many of you may have experienced or are currently experiencing a form of neck pain. I guess you could say it goes hand-in-hand with the office work that we all spend so much time doing. As much as we love to see you at our practice, we would not be doing our job if we did not inform you that most cases of neck pain are preventable. In some cases, when the joints of the neck (cervical spine) have undergone years of degeneration, then neck pain is inevitable. In these cases, learning to manage the pai...

Common injuries of running

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Running is becoming one of the fastest growing exercise activities. Its no surprise that many people choose to pound the pavement over other activities, as it is one of the most effective ways to burn calories and is a great way to de-stress and zone out after a stressful day. However there is a downside to all this, many injuries also arise from this form of exercise. Here are 3 of the more common injuries we treat at our practice and ways you can manage and hopefully prevent them from stalling your running career. Plantar Fascitis (PF) The plantar fascia is a band of tissue (like a ligament) that joins the heel bone to the front of the foot. The attachment of this...

Are You Fit to Sit?

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With the way technology has evolved over the past few decades, we have all the tools to access information at a click of a button. The trusty desktop was designed to save time and increase productivity in the workplace. Now, we spend more time sitting behind a desk than ever before. Have you ever wondered what all your hours spent sitting is doing to your spine? Most desk bound workers do not realise that all the long hours put into sitting at the desk are slowly but surely putting their spines at risk of premature deterioration, wear and tear and even a lifetime of pain. ...

How to begin a fitness routine and get motivated

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Sit down and work out what you would like to get out of your exercise program, i.e. put on size, loose weight, increase endurance etc. A good program should reflect what you what to achieve. Different programs for different needs. SAID principle Specific Adaptations imposed demands, meaning if you want to become an endurance athlete you must train as an endurance athlete performs during exercise. No point lifting heavy weights, rather long distance, slow intensity training is more specific to your goals. May need the advice of a professional personal trainer or exercise physiologist. Tired of weights machines and treadmills? Add some variety into your program, incorporate different types of...