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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – a fancy name for knee pain!

This is a condition which is very close to home as I have experienced this for a large part of the last 3 years! I am very passionate about helping other people manage and treat this painful condition. I hope you find this blog informative (whether you have knee pain or not) and can take […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

Knee pain can be a “pain in the Butt”

A common presentation in our clinic is a recreational runner who has started to experience some knee pain when running, often over the outside of the knee. This is often linked with an increase in running frequency or when someone has commenced running after a prolonged period of inactivity.  Their first thought is logically, “I […]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

5 Easy Exercises to Help with Knee OA

Following on from my last blog , exercises and strengthening for your knees is widely recommended for those who suffer from Osteoarthritis. But it doesn’t just have to be for those with knee pain, it can be a vital tool to help prevent the likelihood of developing knee pain as well.

Below are […]

By |January 21st, 2020|Blog, Exercise, Osteopathy|

We kneed to talk about osteoarthritis

Key facts : 1 in 5 Australians aged over 45 have osteoarthritis [1]; 2 out of 3 people with osteoarthritis are female [1]. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition characterised by the breakdown of the cartilage that overlies the ends of bones in joints. This results in the bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling and loss of motion. OA mostly affects the hands, spine and joints such as hips, knees and ankles, and usually gets worse over time.
By |January 21st, 2020|Blog, Osteopathy|

Nikki’s Floatation Experience

I recently travelled Overseas for my good friend’s wedding. With all the flying and the heat of New York city, my poor little ankles were all of a sudden the size of a baby elephants hoofs.

After spending the first few days back in the cold of G-Town, I assumed that my ankles would shrink back […]

By |October 26th, 2019|Blog|

What is a Trigger Point?

Often when we’re feeling aches and sore points in our muscles, we claim to have ‘muscle knots’. These are referred to as trigger points… but what is that? A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle, associated with a hypersensitive, palpable nodule in a taut band. This spot is painful upon compression and may give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and motor dysfunction.
By |June 7th, 2019|Blog, Remedial Massage|