Why is Your Body Like a Chain

Why is Your Body Like a Chain

The concept that the human body is like a chain has been around for a long time. The body is a complex network of systems that all work together to allow us to move and do the things we like to do. When referring to movement, most people straight away think of...
Physiotherapy and Numbness

Physiotherapy and Numbness

Numbness or lack of sensation is generally caused by pressure on a nerve but there are many other possible reasons for this problem. Once pressure is taken off the nerve, function normally resumes. A more severe case is when nerves are pinched by a bony spur or...
Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint or SIJ (a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis) can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac...
Walking makes you happy

Walking makes you happy

It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So, for positive mental health, walking’s an...
Piriformis (a deep gluteal muscle) Stretch

Piriformis (a deep gluteal muscle) Stretch

Begin in a full push-up position, palms aligned under shoulders. Place left knee on the floor near shoulder with left heel by right hip Lower down to forearms and bring right leg down with the top of the foot on the floor (not shown) Keep chest lifted to the wall in...
AFL Injuries and Physiotherapy

AFL Injuries and Physiotherapy

With the AFL finals being played this week, we are likely to see some intense physical clashes as clubs compete for the 2018 Premiership. At this time of year, many of our local competitions are also wrapping up & the footy at these levels is often just as...