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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,...

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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 until they look at it and see it is bleeding? Why is this?
Firstly we have to understand why the body produces pain. Read on to learn more.

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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. This is similar to many injuries that people can get. Consider the following example:

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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. Read on to learn more.

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Knee Arthroscopies

Knee arthroscopies and “clean outs” are frequently performed on knees with cartilage damage, meniscal tears and osteoarthritis. But what is the evidence for it? The first quality controlled trial was done in 2002 and showed that arthroscopies were no better than...

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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, muscles and...

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