Category Archives : Conditions

Blocked Ducts and Mastitis

Blocked ducts can occur whenever there is excessive compression of the ducts and restriction of milk flow. As the ducts are easily compressed, the compression does not need to be strong at all. The restricted milk can then ‘set’ and block the ducts. Any obstruction to normal breast drainage can be a factor in a […]

Back Pain

Back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which also consists of neck discomfort and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Musculoskeletal disorders are a primary cause of people being off ill from work. Back pain has a wide variety of causes, from lifting a heavy parcel incorrectly to investing too long in one position. Feeling extremely nervous […]

Arthritis

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint.There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types of […]

Ankle Sprain

Tradies have the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and other health and safety risks among any other profession. With every step, shock is absorbed by the feet, knees, hips and spine to decrease the force of impact. Wearing the correct footwear will reduce these forces further whilst not affecting the normal function of the […]

Ankle Pain and Knee Pain

The ankle and knee are made up of complex joints. Such joints are very much affected by the way you walk and by the posture of your foot. If you are experiencing pain in your ankle and/or knee, the following biomechanical structures may be identified as the probable contributory factors: [su_list_fav] Position of the hip […]

Achilles Tendinopathy, Tendonitis, and Tendonosis

Achilles pain due to Achilles tendinopathy, tendonitis, or tendonosis is a condition that is characterised by pain and tissue damage in the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy happens when the Achilles tendon becomes injured, causing swelling and pain in the lower leg. The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibres that connects two calf muscles […]

Women’s Health Issues

We often find that talking about problems “down there” is embarrassing or taboo. Examples of these health problems are the following: [su_list_fav] Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control Bowel incontinence and constipation Overactive bladder and urge incontinence Pregnancy and postnatal care Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse) Painful sex Pelvic pain. [/su_list_fav] Th...

Whiplash Neck Sprain

A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]

TMJ Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or jaw. The TMJ can be easily felt just in front of the ear, when you open and close your mouth. It is a synovial joint, meaning it has a joint capsule and synovial fluid to lubricate and […]

Stress

During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. […]