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Why a Whole Body Approach Works for Low Back Pain

28 Aug 2017  

You only need to look as far as the research into Regional Interdependance (Wainer et al, 2007; Sueki et al, 2013; Cleland et al, 2005; Powers, 2010) to support the use of a whole body assessment in musculoskeletal conditions, but it's great when you have a case that demonstrates this quite clearly. Mr M is a 64 year old lawyer who presented with a 5 day history of worsening low back pain whi ..

The Relationship Between Glute Dysfunction and Low Back Pain

29 Apr 2017  

A lot has been said about the relationship between poor core stability / strength and low back pain and there is no doubt about this link. What we wanted to discuss here, however, is the strong connection between back pain and glute dysfunction In modern western societies people have become increasingly sedentary, with significantly increased time spent in sitting. This is a position  ..

Twelve Months Of Hamstring Pain Cleared With Treatment To The Thoracic Spine.

14 Apr 2016  

A 12 year old active student presented with a long term left hamstring injury following a fall which was initially assessed on ultrasound scanning as a partial muscle tear. He was frustrated at not being able to return to soccer or tennis without frequent flare ups. He was sore after exercising at training and at the end of the school day. The young man tested weaker for left hamstring str ..

A Simple Way To Assess Muscle Tension At Work

26 Nov 2015  

Working for long periods of time at a desk can lead to increased muscle tension. Today, we will show you a simple test to monitor the build up of muscle tension in the upper trapezius, a muscle at the base of the neck. It's important to be aware of increased muscle tension which can lead to strain and later, pain. Cath will show you how to feel for tension in the upper tr ..

Low back pain fixed with shoulder release

10 Nov 2015  

Mr B, a 36 year old keen runner, presented with a several month history of left lower back and hip pain, which he was noticing with bending, lifting, prolonged sitting and running distances greater than 6-8km. Mr B’s main goals: (self rated as 10/10 being pain free and full function) 1. To sit and drive for greater than an hour without pain (6/10) 2. To bend painfree ( ..

How To Improve Your Golf Swing

07 Mar 2014  

Are you having difficulty hitting a long or straight ball consistently? Joint stiffness or muscle weakness may be preventing you from performing well and really enjoying your game of golf, and our free report How To Improve Your Golf Swing (http://www.nwpg.com.au/report/how-to-improve-your-golf-swing-6-critical-tests) may be just the shot for you! We have been assisting club golfers to im ..

A real pain in the buttock that stops your running!

02 Dec 2012  

Mrs B is a 29 year old Physiotherapist who presented with a 6 week history of left buttock pain, which was now affecting her ability to run. The pain had come on without any specific incident or change in her routine or running volume, but she had began a bootcamp recently and was performing more interval training at faster speeds. After thorough whole body examination, we  ..

Back Pain In Late Pregnancy Clears After 2 Treatments

03 Sep 2012  

Mrs O presented at 36 weeks pregnant with a 2 month history of left back pain causing difficulty with weightbearing, walking and flexing her left hip. This was noticeably worse when getting out of bed at night. On assessment Mrs O was a well looking 34 year old with a good range of back and hip movement. Neurodynamic testing was clear. She was sore when transferring her weight onto her  ..

Long History Of Leg Pain(Sciatica) Resolves With Treatment To The Shoulder.

19 Mar 2012  

Mr P is a 55 year old IT manager who presented with a long history of right leg pain(sciatica), worse in the last 3 months. The pain was down the front of the leg with associated tingling and stopped him from lying on his right side, often waking him at night. Mr P was having regular Chiropractic treatment without improvement. Examination revealed some postural problems, but ba ..

Another Large Shoulder Tendon Tear Avoids Surgery

28 Feb 2012  

A 69-year-old male presented with a 6-month history of pain in his right shoulder . X-ray and ultrasound revealed glenohumeral joint degeneration, partial tear in the supraspinatus, full thickness tear of the subscapularis (both rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder), as well as other degenerative and inflammatory problems. His specialist had advised surgical intervention and told hi ..

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