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So far Dr Michael Benporath has created 14 blog entries.

Six Stretches For Low Back Pain Or Stiffness


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 [...]

Six Stretches For Low Back Pain Or Stiffness2021-08-06T16:38:52+10:00

Plantar Fasciitis Vs Heel Pad Syndrome. How To Tell What’s Causing Your Heel Pain


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 [...]

Plantar Fasciitis Vs Heel Pad Syndrome. How To Tell What’s Causing Your Heel Pain2021-06-25T09:06:51+10:00

Working At The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals


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 [...]

Working At The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals2021-06-28T15:02:13+10:00

Can Tight Hamstrings Cause Low Back Pain?


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 [...]

Can Tight Hamstrings Cause Low Back Pain?2021-06-28T15:02:48+10:00

Stretches & Exercises For Recreational Golfers


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 [...]

Stretches & Exercises For Recreational Golfers2021-08-03T14:14:42+10:00

Shockwave Therapy: The Best Treatment for Tendonitis


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, [...]

Shockwave Therapy: The Best Treatment for Tendonitis2021-06-28T15:05:39+10:00

Injury Prevention Tips For Runners


In this blog post, I will discuss some common training errors that novice runners make. I’ll also discuss ways you can that modify your training routine to help reduce your risk of running injuries. Introduction Running as a sport has been gaining popularity over the years. Its growth has been exponential in [...]

Injury Prevention Tips For Runners2021-06-28T15:05:55+10:00

Is it better to stretch before or after a CrossFit WOD?


A question that I often get asked by my CrossFit patients is if they should stretch before or after their WOD (Workout Of the Day)? They want to be able to perform at their best and reduce their chances of injury. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple. This blog post will explore the different [...]

Is it better to stretch before or after a CrossFit WOD?2021-07-29T15:33:28+10:00

COVID-19 Update


In a matter of weeks our world has been completely transformed. Social distancing and other measures have been put in place in order to "flatten the curve". Unfortunately pain and injuries don't take a vacation just because our world is in chaos. I am still available should any patients need treatment during this time. [...]

COVID-19 Update2021-06-28T15:06:16+10:00

The Ultimate Guide For Better Posture


Many of us spend hours a day in front of a computer or hunched over our smartphones. Over time this can cause anterior head carriage (when your head extends out in front of your body), rounding of the shoulders and thoracic spine. Poor posture is more than just an aesthetic issue. Over activity and [...]

The Ultimate Guide For Better Posture2021-06-28T15:06:58+10:00