You are excited leading into the summer months, bought some new running shoes and you’ve done a couple of fun runs. The body is feeling the best it has in a while. Then you start waking in the morning with a stiff heel, it may be on the back of the heel or under the.. read more →

It’s not what you expect to hear when you come in for a treatment. You explain your lower back pain to us, indicating that you are stiff and sore in the morning, you struggle to get out of the car and can’t sit for too long and now we are telling you to exercise. The.. read more →

There always seems to be someone telling you to strengthen your core, whether that be your treating practitioner, government guidelines or the media, but what does this mean, and how is it going to help your back pain? What Is Your Core? Your true core is made up of a cylinder of support that comprises.. read more →

  For many of us, getting back into fitness and trying to shed those stubborn winter kilos means hitting the pavement for some cardio. Not wanting to look like a novice, it is easy to get caught up in all the running advice available. Should I have a toe strike, heel strike, mid foot strike?.. read more →

Do you have a dormant butt? Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center coined the term to explain to his patients that their glute muscles weren’t working efficiently. Having a dormant butt is not a new thing but it is increasing due to our sedentary behaviours that limit our.. read more →

At VSRC we regularly prescribe exercises to our patients. Our current process of writing the exercises on a sheet of paper isn’t the best, mainly due to Dan’s poor hand writing and Tracy’s interesting stick figure drawings, so we have decided to move to a software based application to make it easier and more legible.. read more →

A lot of people own a foam roller, try it once and don’t try it again because it hurts too much. The ones that stick with them swear by them. So why are they good? In short they work just like a massage. They improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and increase joint mobility and flexibility… read more →

07 Dec 2015
December 7, 2015

Finding The Right Pillow

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Finding the right pillow can be really hard work (or a real pain in the neck!), choosing the wrong one can be the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless night, which can then result in neck pain and tension. With most of us spending at least one third of our day in.. read more →

The short answer is yes, but why? With 70-90% of Australians suffering from lower back pain at some point in their lives[1], combined with evidence that 68% of 40 year olds and 80% of 50 year olds have some level of disc degeneration[2]. Throw all that in with the sedentary nature of our current lifestyles,.. read more →

19 Jun 2015
June 19, 2015

What Is Dry Needling?

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Dry Needling therapy began around the early 1900’s but quickly developed as a useful and safe treatment option for patients suffering from both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Dry Needling is a technique in relieving pain originating from many sources especially local muscle trigger points also known as Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP’s). Placing an acupuncture.. read more →