Health & Wellness Services


How to Stop Rubbing & Robbing: Sciatica Case Study

Do we really ‘fix’ people? Or do we facilitate change? More and more disciplines in Manual Therapy are starting to report the importance of the Patients/clients health literacy: the ability to seek, understand and utilise health information, and what is important for good health. It is as important for patients/clients to obtain and process information related to their own specific health; choices of treatment and the best choice for the individual.  This is a very challenging journey for the individual as health literacy is saturated with belief systems and poorly interpreted EBM.  It is our role to guide, encourage, educate, re-connect, identify, and lead these individuals to the relevant matters and to possibly guide them away from fundamental misconceptions they may hold. How many patients/clients ‘give’ you their problems? If you take on that responsibility, be prepared to fail.  When you fail, learn by your mistakes.  What a huge responsibility! …

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How ‘At Risk’ are you of non-contact injury?

Injury Mechanisms How do we move optimally, with no relevant risk (RR) of injury? The fundamental component of athletic activity is efficiency of movement. Efficiency of movement is compromised when there are changes in biomechanical function, often termed ‘movement disorder’, ‘impairment’ or ‘dysfunction’, causing an individual to adapt and adjust to the loads placed upon it. Anatomical and physiological dysfunction of joints and tissues either present themselves as a primary or secondary pathology to the individual. The alteration of either can influence the stresses placed on each system, and therefore cannot be sustained for a lifetime without it metamorphosing in to a clinical condition (Noyes, Schipplein, Andriacchi, Saddemi & Weise, 1992). Intrinsic risk factors are those factors that affect the load tolerance of the tissues within the athlete (Bartlett & Bussey, 2012). Many intrinsic risk factors are considered non-modifiable (Bartlett & Bussey, 2012). However, poor alignment, biomechanics, and motor control …

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Discogenic Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Programme – Week 2

This part of the rehabilitation programme for discogenic low back pain is focusing on mobility and thereby improving ability during active daily living tasks, whilst reducing the risk for reoccurrence of low back pain.

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Reduce Your Risk of Low Back Pain now!

When I was first introduced to the Dynaspine my first thoughts were 'oh dear, here we go again - another promise to the members of the public'.   So you can imagine how I was feeling when I put the product under an 'ergonomic' research to find it does everything needed to reduce back pain for the population of Office Workers!

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