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Dec 4

Motivation and commitment

Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all ‘intend’ to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.  Without commitment our best intentions […]

Nov 26

Movement in your work day

Movement makes us feel better Movement causes lubrication and lubrication is what helps our joints, muscles, tendons, heart, circulation, brain. If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly blogs you’d also know that movement is what helps pain. When our back is the most sore and all we want to do is curl up and […]

Nov 20

Back pain myths and truths

Do you experience low back pain? Do you want the good news? Nearly every person in the world experiences low back pain at some stage during their life. Sometimes the pain doesn’t go away. Back pain that continues on for more than about a month is considered as chronic pain. There are many reasons why […]

Nov 12

Pain is pain? Yes and no…

We’ve all experienced pain. Some time’s the pain just doesn’t go away. If pain is there for more than a month or so it is often called Chronic pain. Chronic pain is less about an injury, and more about you brain. To understand more, lets look at the experience of pain. Why is it that […]

Nov 5

Osgood Schlatter Disease – knee pain in active kids : Adelaide sports physio

By Vital Core Physio Olivia Bredenkamp Is your healthy active child complaining of pain in the front if the knee? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common knee condition that affects active growing children and is characterised by pain in the front of the knee, however it is not a disease as the name suggests. It’s […]

Oct 29

Knee pain in active people : Adelaide sports physiotherapy

Do you get pain in and around the kneecap when you walk, jog, go up or down stairs, or even after prolonged sitting or kneeling? It may have started as just a bit of an ache around the knee after a long walk or perhaps running down My Lofty one day? Perhaps one of your […]

Oct 23

Heel and arch pain – Plantar fasciopathy: Adelaide physiotherapy

By Vital Core Physio Elizabeth Santos Plantar fasciopathy What is it? Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of heel pain. It used to be called “fasciitis” as it was thought to be primarily an inflammatory condition. Treatment used to focus on ice and rest to treat the so-called ‘inflammation’. Research over the last 20 […]

Sep 2

TENS for labour pain : Pregnancy physiotherapy

How it can help maintain control during child birth. TENS can used for a huge number of conditions including back and joint pain. It has more recently been shown to be extremely effective in the management of over active bladder syndrome. Today we’ll explore how it can be used to assist women in childbirth. Labour […]

Mar 27

Back pain: Ain’t nobody got time for that!

by Kelly Homann What can I do? 1) Sit and stand well   Keep the natural curve in your back. The lower back is supposed to curve in slightly. Make sure your tailbone is right back in the seat when leaning back. A lumbar support pillow will help, especially in certain seats which promote more […]

Mar 6

More great pain science knowledge bombs!

The NOI group with contributors all over the world but some of the best based here in Adelaide, are the foremost pain research group in the world. Educators, researchers and clinicians, they are helping all of us improve not only our understanding of pain but also how we try to explain pain to our patients. […]