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Headaches

As a headache or migraine sufferer, you will know how painful and disruptive a severe headache or migraine attack can be. Medical experts now accept that some forms of head pain are caused by problems in the upper spine. Head pain may have many causes. Correctly identifying the cause will lead to better treatment. Michael […]

Holiday Season Injuries

With all the hype and demands surrounding the holiday season and Christmas time, it’s no surprise that thousands of people are injured every year. A little more patience and caution, could drastically reduce the chances of holiday-related injuries. The injuries that are surprisingly common: Back Injuries caused by Lifting; Falls; Sports Accidents; Road accidents. This […]

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis as a disease is characterised by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to increased bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. One in three women and one in twelve men over 50 years of age are affected. Bones with Osteoporosis fracture more easily than […]

Farmers & Injuries

Sitting on a tractor, day in, day out is a sure way to strain muscles and cause back pain. Farmers suffer from feet, knee, shoulder and a variety of back problems, caused by the repetitive physical work they must do to maintain their livelihood. Regular physiotherapy checks will help maintain and keep serious issues at […]

Mid-back Pain

Mid back pain is a kind of pain felt in the area below the neck and above the waist or lower back. The middle back is composed of 12 vertebrae which are part of the thoracic section of the spine. The middle back is naturally strong and stable, as it is connected to the rib […]

Ice & Heat Treatment

Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory. Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of the problem. Whenever swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain is experienced, it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually for 24 – 48 […]

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)

Greater Trochanteric Pain Sydnrome (GTPS) is a combination of both gluteal tendon injuries, tendinopathy and bursitis surrounding the hip joint. GTPS can be caused by direct trauma from a fall, prolonged pressure to the hip area, repetitive movements (walking/running), commencing unaccustomed vigorous exercise, weight-bearing on the one leg for long periods, hip instability or the […]

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall. This is an acute injury. Common types of sports injuries: Ankle sprain – symptoms include pain, […]

Neck Pain

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc with our necks. So it is not surprising that neck pain is one of the most common conditions that our practitioners treat. Whilst neck pain is less common than low back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is a condition that commonly presents in runners and typically causes pain at the outer aspect of the knee where the iliotibial band (ITB) crosses the knee joint. Mike Christofis will diagnose Iliotibial band syndrome. Treatment for Iliotibial band syndrome: Most cases of Iliotibial band syndrome settle well with appropriate physiotherapy. This […]