The irritation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Explanation of Condition Many of you have probably heard of the condition known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, a condition affecting both the large and small intestine – characterized by symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation. IBS has become increasingly prevalent in our society, causing a huge amount of […]

Suffering low back pain? It can be treated.

Back pain affects 80% of the population at some point throughout life, however most people are unaware of the cause of their back pain and what they can do about it. Low back pain makes up the majority of this populous. Low back pain can be distinguished into three categories, the first being serious and specific […]

Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Dysfunction and Pregnancy

What is Pelvic Dysfunction? Pelvic pain and dysfunction is very common during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones ‘relaxin’ and ‘progesterone’ soften and relax the ligaments of the body in order to allow the pelvis to open during labour. This is important for helping the baby move more easily through the pelvis. The levels of the hormone relaxin […]

What is a disc bulge, and how can it be treated?

What are discs? Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. The spinal canal is a hollow space in the middle of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord and nerve roots. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to flex or bend and […]

Do you have Tennis Elbow?

If so, looking at joint function is essential! Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender, as a result of acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). The forearm muscles […]

Sports Injuries

With many winter sports seasons coming to a close, and Grand Finals fever at an all time high, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look at sports injuries, and how you can try and prevent them. Whether you dabble in a friendly match, or perform at an elite level, injuries can happen to the […]