How To Reduce Heel Pain From Sever's Disease What is Sever's disease? Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in young athletes. The medical term is calcaneal apophysitis which means there is inflammation of the growth plates in the heel (calcaneus). What causes Sever's [...]
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As a junior tennis player I developed elbow pain at one point in my career. I couldn’t understand why I was diagnosed with “golfers elbow” when I clearly told the doc that I was a tennis player! This blog post will cover the symptoms of golfers elbow in tennis players, the [...]
It's that time of the year again Please take note of our holiday trading hours. Chiropractic There will be a limited number of chiropractic appointments available between Boxing day & New Years Day. Normal clinic hours will resume again from Tuesday 4th January 2022. Appointments can still be scheduled online, all available [...]
Heel pain can be caused by multiple different pathologies, the most common one being plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band on the underside of the foot that runs on the underside of your foot from the calcaneus (your heel bone) towards the toes. The plantar fascia, intrinsic [...]
In this blog post, I’ll be sharing six stretches that you can do to help manage flareups of low back pain or stiffness. If you were to ask me "what is the best stretch for low back pain?” My answer is that some stretches might help some people, some of the [...]
Plantar fasciitis and heel pad syndrome are two common causes of foot and heel pain. Both can be caused by sudden increases in walking or running. The two conditions require completely different treatment approaches. But before treatment can begin, the cause of the heel pain needs to be identified. There is a [...]
This past weekend I was given the opportunity to swap my treatment room in the city for one on Coolangatta main beach to treat the athletes at the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals. Many of the Australian beach volleyball squad (the Volleyroos) were in action that weekend. The players had an extremely busy schedule leading [...]
I’ve worked with many patients over the years who have been told by healthcare providers that their tight hamstrings are the cause of their low back pain. They’ve been given hamstring stretches which results in little to no effect on the actual length of their hamstrings or their back pain. It is a common [...]
The reality is that most of us need to earn a living to play golf, we don’t earn a living playing golf and we certainly don’t train like the pro golfers do. The problem with spending all day behind a desk is that it can alter your biomechanics by causing stiffness [...]
In this blog post, we’ll explore this new technology that is making waves (no pun intended) in the world of manual therapy & sports medicine. Shockwave therapy is a form of mechanotherapy and has nothing to do with electrical shocks. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is an evidence-based, non-surgical and highly effective technology for treating tendonitis, [...]