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Category Archives : Conditions

Back Pain

Back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also consists of neck discomfort and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Musculoskeletal disorders are a primary cause of people being off ill from work. Back pain has a wide variety of causes, from lifting a heavy parcel incorrectly to investing too long in one position. Feeling extremely nervous […]

Sports Injuries

A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures: muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons, and bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged part of the body. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres may tear if the muscle is overstretched […]

Whiplash Neck Sprain

A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues that often get injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, […]

Women’s Health Issues

We often find that talking about problems “down there” is embarrassing or taboo. Examples of these health problems are the following: Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control Bowel incontinence and constipation Overactive bladder and urge incontinence Pregnancy and postnatal care Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse) Painful sex Pelvic pain. There are certain […]

TMJ Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or jaw. The TMJ can be easily felt just in front of the ear, when you open and close your mouth. It is a synovial joint, meaning it has a joint capsule and synovial fluid to lubricate and […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are often caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity there are […]

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. All these movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace. ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: Linking the shoulder […]

Sciatica

Sciatica is the Latin word for “pain down the back of the leg.” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this nerve and is […]

Posture Problems

The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and spinal alignment. Healthcare providers around the world are seeing a sharp rise in health problems arising from poor posture, especially in children with the rise […]