So not only has the ice melted but rest is getting a move along. For a long time, the common practice has been to rest an injury. Immobilise the joint or muscle for a period of time until the pain has subsided. So why has this changed? Well it is due to our better understanding.. read more →

Do you find yourself reaching for ice or heat when you have an ache, pain or an injury? It can be confusing to know which one you should use and when. A lot of people reach for ice when they have an injury; this is probably because at some point in time they have been.. read more →

During pregnancy your body undergoes a large amount of change in order to prepare for the birth of your child. Your body prepares by releasing a hormone called relaxin, which increases the elasticity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues of the pelvis and birth canal. This creates greater mobility throughout the pelvis to prepare for.. read more →

As an Osteopath I am always on my feet, so naturally good footwear has always been important. As the temperature warms up we all transition from our supportive shoes to our thongs (otherwise known as pluggers or flip-flops). This summer I decided to purchase a more supportive pair of thongs for my feet. They had.. read more →

What is a frozen shoulder? It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Basically the capsule that surrounds the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiffens. This will normally only occur in one shoulder, though in approximately 1 in 5 cases it can occur in both shoulders. Why does it happen? The cause is still poorly understood. It.. read more →