Category Archives : Conditions

5 reasons why your shoulder is hurting

Our shoulders are pretty awesome, but they are indeed a complex little network of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. And an injury or imbalance can cause anything from a niggle to excruciating pain. Here’s a list of five common shoulder injuries to help you figure out why your shoulder is hurting. Frozen shoulder Do you […]

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Back Pain

What does pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy mean? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy can arise from the three main joints of the pelvis and the muscles, ligaments and nerves associated with these joints. There are two sacroiliac joints (SIJ) at the back of the pelvis. The SIJ exists between the sacrum and the side […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Your pelvic organs include your bladder, bowel, rectum, uterus and vagina, which are supported underneath by your pelvic floor muscles.  The pelvic floor muscles extend from your pubic bone at the front to the tail bone at the back and to your sitting bones at the sides, like a trampoline. […]

Stress Urinary Leakage – Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is leaking of urine when sudden pressure is created in the tummy, for example when you cough, sneeze, laugh, lift, jump, run or bend over. The cause of stress incontinence is usually weak or injured pelvic floor muscles.  Hormonal changes at the time of menopause and aging connective tissue can also contribute […]

Bladder Urgency

Bladder urgency is a sudden, urgent and at times uncomfortable need to empty your bladder immediately. It is often described by women as “a busting need to go to the toilet many times a day”. It may feel like your bladder is the boss and you have very little control.  Bladder urgency may be contributed […]

Neck Pain

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc with our necks. So it is no surprising that neck pain is one of the most common condition that our practitioners treat. Whilst neck pain is less common than low back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and […]

Chronic Headaches and Migraines

If you’re a sufferer of chronic headaches or migraines, you don’t need convincing that they’re one of the most painful, debilitating conditions you could possibly suffer. Millions upon millions of dollars a year are spent on trying to find relief from this crippling illness. But what causes migraines? Basically it’s a decrease in oxygen to […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are […]

Back Pain

Around 80% of people will experience back pain at some stage in their life. For some chronic back pain can have a detrimental effect on their lifestyle. Back pain can often affect your ability to perform even the most simple daily tasks. Numerous structures in your back can cause pain; muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs and […]

Exercise Headaches

Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through to age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two […]