05 Jul 2018
“I’d like to look/assess/treat your Subscapularis muscle…” For the newer clients this statement is closely followed by blank facial expressions. For the current clients this statement is closely followed by a groan or cheeky eye roll. ‘Unknown’ and forgotten even amongst health practitioners (trust me I know!!). The subscapularis is a large triangul ..
15 Feb 2016
Mrs H is a 37 year medical specialist who presented with 6 month history of left sided buttock pain and tightness during and after running. She had been increasing her running volume over this time as she was training for a half marathon and also wanted to soon tackle the marathon. The pain was localised to the left buttock with some spread into the back of the left thigh. It would al ..
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 uppe ..
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 ( ..
13 Apr 2015
Mrs M, a 62 year old retired housewife, initially presented with a long history of right shoulder pain and major movement restrictions diagnosed as a frozen shoulder. She had had a hydrodilatation to improve the range without any further advice. She also had neck stiffness and significant movement restrictions of her left shoulder following a previous frozen shoulder. Mrs M. main goals: (self ..
05 Sep 2014
Ms. B, a 39 year old social worker spending a lot of hours at the computer every week, presented with a 2 month history of right shoulder pain and major movement restrictions. The pain started gradually without any specific injury. The ultrasound of the right shoulder showed supraspinatus tendinosis (rotator cuff muscle) and subacromial bursitis indicating inflamed structures in the shoulder w ..
28 Apr 2014
Mr. T, a 31 year old sales manager presented with a 6 month history of R leg pain, focussed around the mid hamstring area. There had been no specific injury, but Mr T reported that he did a lot of driving and sitting for work. He also reported some soreness in his R shoulder after playing squash. He had regular massage for these areas which gave him temporary relief, but the problem was not ..
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 ..
14 Nov 2013
Mr C is a 42 year old technician who presented with a 1 year history of L ankle pain, stiffness, a feeling of swelling and difficulty wearing his work boots. He was in good general health and a CT scan of his ankle had been clear. Mr C was quite distressed about his left ankle and his right ankle had also recently been painful. He feared he may not be able to continue working and support ..
03 Sep 2013
Mrs Z a full time secondary teacher presented with a 3 week history of severe left shoulder and neck pain and chronic debilitating headaches. She had put up with her pain but it was beginning to disturb her sleep and work performance. Mrs Z was quite stressed by her ongoing levels of pain and wanted to alleviate the headaches, regain pain free neck movement, to reach forward and overhead p ..