What is Tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is a condition that affects tendons, the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendons are designed to withstand repetitive stress and movement, but over time, they can become damaged, leading to pain, inflammation, and weakness.  Tendinopathy (used to be referred to as Tendinitis) is an umbrella term used to describe clinical conditions associated […]

The McGill Method

Low back disorders are prevalent in all societies and affects millions of people worldwide. While it can be caused by various factors, finding an effective and personalized treatment approach is crucial for long-lasting relief and long-term benefit. One such approach that has gained popularity over the years is the McGill Method. Developed by Professor Stuart […]

Dry needling, can it help me?

Dry Needling is the use of sterilised fine filament needles, which are inserted into the tissue, trigger point or specific neuromuscular tissue. This is done with the goal of ‘releasing’ the muscle tissue and stimulates a specific and localised healing response in the area. There are numerous injuries, conditions and symptoms which can be treated […]

Low-Carb, Moderate-Carb Diet and Type II Diabetes

Welcome to Worth-a-Word Wednesdays, where I review and summarise a study or article that I think provides some useful and interesting information. This week – Low carb vs moderate carb diet and type 2 diabetes. Article Title: Twelve-month outcomes of a randomised trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type […]

Bicarb and Human Health

Welcome to Worth-a-Word Wednesdays, where I review and summarise a study or article that I think provides some useful and interesting information. This week – Bicarb and health. Association between sodium bicarbonate consumption and human health: A systematic review. This systematic review was published by Fakhri, Y., et al. (2016) in the International Journal of […]

Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease

Welcome to Worth-a-Word Wednesdays, where I review and summarise a study or article that I think provides some useful and interesting information. This week – Parkinsons disease and the Gut. Article Title: Genetic Liability to Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk This article was published by Larsson, S. C., & Markus, H. S. (2019). In Genetic […]

Pregnancy and Occupational Therapy

Pregnancy is truly one of life’s amazing times however, far too many women don’t get to enjoy this experience. Many women suffer from pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy, yet much of the pain and dysfunction can be treatable. What happens in the Pre-natal Stages? Changes in posture occur during pregnancy and can commonly […]

Suffering from Headaches and Migraines? You’re not alone

Headaches are one of the most common public health concerns world wide. Its prevalence is high but the exact figures are hard to determine. According to Headache Australia, it is estimated that almost 5 million Australians suffer from migraines. The total economic cost of migraines alone in Australia is $35.7 Billion (Migraine in Australia Whitepaper, […]