CORE STABILITY – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT AND SHOULD YOU EVEN TRY?

CORE STABILITY – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT AND SHOULD YOU EVEN TRY?

Why do you need to think about exercising your core? When you have injured your back, the deep muscles that support the back structures become inhibited by pain and the longer the pain goes on, those muscles also atrophy, which means that the muscle fibres become infiltrated with fat. Fat is obviously not going to […]

Pain Behind Your Kneecap?

Pain Behind Your Kneecap?

Pain Behind Your Kneecap This is a common sensation, particularly if you like sports that involve activities such as running, squatting or jumping. Sports injuries are really only injuries of tissues in your body that happen to occur or to have been caused by doing the repeated activity that your favourite sport may involve. You […]

Is Surgery Really The Answer To Your Back Pain?

Is Surgery Really The Answer To Your Back Pain?

Back Pain and Surgery A new study in Australia in The Conversation AU by Machado, Lin and Harris 2018, has shown that treatment for back pain costs $5 billion Australian per year and this figure is rising annually. Most of this is spent on surgical procedures like spinal fusion. Spinal fusion is an operation whereby […]

Should you use Ice or Heat for Pain? When should you use what?

Should you use Ice or Heat for Pain? When should you use what?

Generally if you have just injured yourself, ice is best, and if you have a longer lasting injury heat is best – particularly for stiff, aching muscles. COLD THERAPY Ice helps to reduce the pain of an acute (just happened) injury. When you injure tissues what happens is that those tissues – whether they are […]