Shockwave therapy….it’s not as shocking as it sounds.

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What is Dolorcast Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Dolorcast Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT), otherwise known as Shockwave Therapy, uses high energy sound waves that are transmitted via a probe through the skin and dispersed outwards into the underlying tissue. This is believed to induce increased blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain accelerating the healing process. At the very least it effectively reduces pain from this area. Read More

Common misconcepetions

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Too often in practice we hear things that our clients say that are either completely incorrect, antiquated in their theory, or the thing we hate most, something they have been told to mislead into coming back for treatment they may not actually require from other health care practitioners. We want to put a stop to it. So here are the main ones we hear with a brief explanation of why they are often incorrect….

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Stop foam rolling your ITB

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Foam rolling of the iliotibial band (ITB) has long been one of the most dreaded part of any maintenance routine. It is an exquisitely painful process of rolling up and down on the outside of your thigh, often resulting in a feeling of limited change in the “tightness” of your ITB. But here’s the good news – we now have evidence as to why you can stop this painful process. Read More

McKenzie Method course Part A : The Lumbar Spine

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Vaughan recently attended a 3 day course focusing specifically on the lower back or lumbar spine diagnosis and treatment.  With lower back pain being incredibly common in the modern world, this was an opportunity for him to further his knowledge on one of the main presenting complaints at Sports & Spinal Albury.  Lower back pain is incredibly common, with various studies suggesting that 80-90% of us will experience it at some stage in our lives and 30-50% are currently experiencing back pain.  So off to Geelong he headed for the Part A course of McKenzie Method.

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Why pain is not the sole predictor of how bad an injury is

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Did you know that pain is not the sole predicter of how bad injury is?

What!!! I hear you exclaim. For many years people have believed this. In fact to this day I still have clients come for treatment that believe their injury is horrific because their pain is horrific or that their injury has now resolved completely because they are no longer in pain. Read More

10 things not to do if you have tendon pain

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Tendon injuries are among the most common overuse injuries.  Historically, tendon injuries were commonly thought to be a tendinitis, with the “itis” suffix indicating inflammation, hence conventional management was aimed at reducing the inflammatory process with things such as RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) or anti-inflammatory medications or injections.  Unfortunately this is commonly unsuccessful, particularly in the long term.  What is now understood is that tendon disorders are generally degenerative, as a result of too much stress on the tendon (either from overuse, or from a sudden change in use that traumatizes the tendon), and injury-related, disease-related or age-related changes. Often there can be an anatomical cause for tendon disorders – some people just have a problem with the way they are built or the way they move…and that needs to be addressed. All of these conditions may be associated with a tendon’s lack of ability to properly heal itself.

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10 ways to keep active at work (and beat the scourge of “computer posture”)

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I often joke with my clients that I believe computers were invented by manual therapists to keep us in business.  This is usually followed by one of those awkward nose laughs (cue Carl Barron).   The fact of the matter is computers were invented long before even Steve Jobs became rich and famous.  Most credit an English man by the name of Charles Babbage as the inventor of the first computing device. Read More