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Could your elbow pain be tennis elbow?

Here’s an interesting fact (though probably not that surprising) – you don’t need to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow! In fact, most people with tennis elbow haven’t swung a racquet in years. The technical definition of tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis (inflammation of the lateral epicondyle – a part of the elbow […]

What is the cause of my low back pain?

By Jack Rogers | BChiroSc, MChiroprac If there’s one question we hear on a daily basis, this is it. The conundrum of low back pain is one that has plagued doctors of all types for centuries – just what is going on with low back pain? Consider this staggering statistic – chronic pain (including low […]

The Painful Arc Test for the Shoulder

🙋🏼‍♀️ 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨? 🙋🏼‍♂️ The painful arc is one of the easiest yet most indicative tests we do to screen for shoulder issues. Watch as Jack talks you through the process. 1️⃣ Stand in front of a mirror 2️⃣ Raise your arm out to the side with your elbow straight, aiming to get […]

Disc injuries and how we can help

We have 24 discs in our spine, from the cervical spine (neck), through the thoracic (mid back) area and into the lumbar spine (low back). The discs sits between the vertebrae, and function as shock absorbers for our spine. The outside ring of the disc, called the annulus fibrosis, is made up of a dense […]

New Developments in Treating Sports Injuries

Traditionally, the acronym ‘RICE’ has been used when managing acute traumatic injuries, including sports injuries. However, recently this acronym has been revised. By providing a more comprehensive and accurate guide to management, the goal is to set the injured individual on the fastest and least painful path to healing and returning to their sports and […]

“Should my knee click like that?” A brief look at PFJ dysfunction

A common question I get is ‘why is my knee making clicking noises when I bend down or use the stairs, and what can I do about it? This is a question that I receive almost every day. I recently treated a 55 year old female with a 5 week history of pain and clicking […]

The importance of warm-ups, and how to do them

It doesn’t matter if you are playing representative sport or preparing yourself for a weekend gym session: Warm-ups are a necessary part of your preparation. Warm-ups assist in preparing you physically and mentally for an activity or competition, thus maximising your performance. They also play a vital role in injury prevention. While you want to […]

Ankle Sprains in Sportspeople

Ankle sprains are a common injury for the sporting population, and can be a frustrating setback. Sprains are usually caused by an inward ‘rolling’ of the foot, as ankle control is lost while running or changing direction. As the foot twists inwards, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle may be damaged or torn […]

Ilio-tibial Band – Spiky Ball

The ITB (ilio-tibial band) is a long, thick band of fascia that runs along the side of the thigh from the hip to the knee. It is a highly overused (and hence tight) muscle, due mainly to strength imbalances and the way we use our bodies in everyday life. This can lead to a range […]

Lower Gluteals – Spiky Ball

The gluteals muscles (aka the “glutes”, or the bum muscles) consist of 3 main muscles – gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Glute tension is common in people doing lots of activity such as running or gym work involving lots of squatting. But far from being a condition that only affects athletes, glute tension […]