Frozen shoulder (or Adhesive Capsulitis, if you want to be fancy) is an inflammatory condition in the shoulder joint (the glenohumeral joint; we spoke about it in the last blog here), characterized by a loss of range of movement (ROM) and high levels of pain....

If you’re one of the lucky ones who suffer from a shoulder injury, you’ll know all too well how painful it can be – especially in the evening. Let’s talk anatomy. The Shoulder Joint (or Glenohumeral Joint) is the ball and socket joint sitting between the Scapula...

Warming Up – What should you do before physical activity? We’ve always been told that warming up before any kind of physical exercise is important. Although getting straight into a bout of demanding activity is certainly not recommended, there is always some debate on the do’s...

What do you do when you injure yourself? Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is synonymous with the management of acute injuries. This commonly known term of R.I.C.E, reduces swelling and decreases pain within the first 72 hours post-incident, but is it optimal for recovery in...

The Basics The Sciatic nerve can be described as a substantially large nerve which runs from the lower back, all the way down to the legs. The most common symptom that is commonly associated with the sciatic nerve being under pressure (impinged or compressed) is usually pain...

Five common mistakes we see with Acute Back Pain: Ignoring your pain for too long - passive approach to pain Relying on your GP for too long Choosing surgery too quickly Remaining inactive Only strengthening core with abdominal exercises Having a passive approach to pain or...

  After a massive week for both of our Health Place clinics, with the GC 2018, we want to reach out to those experiencing desk-related injuries or discomfort and offer you our best plan for managing your pain and get you on that much loved road...

Feeling stressed or moody? It may be time to pick on a culprit other than work, hormones, relationships, or a chaotic schedule! We sat down with our resident Dietitian, Ali, from Apple to Zucchini to find out about the gut-brain axis. The gut-brain axis explains the close connection...

Warming Up – What should you do before physical activity? We’ve always been told that warming up before any kind of physical exercise is important. Although getting straight into a bout of demanding activity is certainly not recommended, there is always some debate on the do’s...

Stress is a formidable emotion that can creep into our lives and dictate our day-to-day mental well-being, often before we even realize. Strictly defined, stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. It does not manifest...