Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common complaint that we see among middle aged women and men. More often than not people come to see us after having had niggling pain on and off for months if not years. Because it is easier to treat in its early stages and is quite common,...
Understanding Pain – The Importance of Context

Understanding Pain – The Importance of Context

Have you ever heard those stories of Soldiers who get shot in active combat but don’t notice or even feel pain until later when they get to safety? Or athletes who can push through a game even though they have a fracture? Or people who feel no pain from an injury...
Who Sank the Boat?

Who Sank the Boat?

In the children’s book, ‘Who Sank the Boat’ by Pamela Allen, the mouse is blamed for sinking the boat. The mouse made the smallest impact but it was the final straw. Consider the following example: A school teacher in her first year out of university was teaching at a...
National Pain Week (23-29 July)

National Pain Week (23-29 July)

We all know what it’s like to feel pain but what about living with it every day? 1 in 5 Australians suffer from this invisible, misunderstood pain that affects every aspect of life and comes in many forms. National Pain Week aims to increase awareness and support for...
Whiplash

Whiplash

Most of us know someone who has had whiplash, but what is it and what can you do about it? Rear-end collisions or heavy tackles in contact sports are classic examples. The sudden movement places strain on all components of the neck – the ligaments, joints,...
Shin Pain and Running

Shin Pain and Running

Shin pain is one of the dreaded overuse injuries in runners and athletes. It can severely limit running/walking and not go away even after resting it. Usually shin pain comes on with a sudden increase or change in training load. This could be new shoes or running on...