Author: Julia

Spondyloarthropathy Awareness

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 Read More …

Neurological Examination

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 Read More …

What is wrong with my hand?

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 Read More …

Is it all in my head???

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 Read More …