Author: Julia

March 26, 2017 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Recently, a patient presented with a lengthy (>3 month) history of lower back pain. This individual’s pain wouldn’t behave as typical lower back pain. There was also a complaint of some discomfort in other body regions that didn’t fit a typical spinal pain presentation. Upon being…

December 19, 2016 Julia

Post By Elyse Nayler (BPhty APAM, Physiotherapist) A neurological examination is part of your physiotherapist’s assessment and helps determine the correct diagnosis of your symptoms and the integrity of the nervous system. This should be tested if you are experiencing pins and needles, numbness, weakness, co-ordination issues or pain that radiates into your limbs that…

November 11, 2016 Julia

Post by Andrew Hall, Accredited Sports Dietitian & Exercise Scientist (BExSc, BHSc (Hons), MDietSt) – Apple to Zucchini Sports Nutrition Did you know that it takes three times more energy to cover the same distance on crutches as it does compared to walking normally? If you have ever experienced a sporting injury, it’s likely you will…

October 28, 2016 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Pain and pain science is an ever evolving and incredibly complex field of study with many, MANY contributing factors.  For some more information on what pain is, how the brain is involved and why that is important to be aware of, see a previous blog posting…

October 7, 2016 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Do you get some odd tingling in your hand, or have you had some clumsiness with fine motor skills like holding a pen or opening a door? Do you have a reason why? These symptoms suggest that there might be an issue relating to a nerve…

September 27, 2016 Julia

Yes! But that is normal. The pain experience is something that occurs in the brain. When you damage a muscle, tendon or ligamentous tissue, chemicals are released into the surrounding tissues. These chemicals, like substance P, bind with nerve endings and generate an electrical impulse, which travels by special nerve pathways to the brain. Neither…

August 23, 2016 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM)   Now that the Rio Olympic Games has concluded (and the Paralympics can have its time!), it seemed like a good chance to post some information on recovery from competition. To maximise what you can achieve out of your body in whatever event takes your fancy,…