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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!

Winter is a hard time to exercise and move. We see more stiff and achey backs at this time of year – that’s no coincidence. So what can you do to feel and move better?

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. […]

Aug 7

Listening to our bodies

  Our bodies talk to us all the time. But do we listen? And do we know what they are telling us? Our bodies send us messages and clues all the time to tell us what they need. We feel thirsty when we need a drink, we feel hungry when we need to eat, we […]

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]

Apr 10

What is a movement/postural dysfunction?

by Allyson Sturrock, Vital Core Physiotherapist   Each individual has a characteristic movement pattern and posture – you may sometimes find that you recognise someone by the way they walk or the way they stand. Sometimes these variations can become exaggerated and may cause pain. This is called a movement or postural dysfunction – when […]

Nov 16

The role of inflammation in health

Inflammation has become a bit of a buzz word in recent year – inflammation in our tissues, inhibiting healing, making us sick. This weekend, I have read a book that piqued my interest when I saw it on the ‘new books’ shelf at my local public library. ‘Total Recovery: Solving the mystery of Chronic Pain […]

Jun 6

More on chronic pain

I have shared links to the Better Movement website before, and this time it is to share more information about chronic pain. I actually listened to this podcast a couple of weeks ago, so was pleased to see this summary of the main points. If you have the time, it is worth listening to. I […]

May 15

The case for exercise in tissue healing

As I was running this morning (yay – I am running a bit again! Injuries are really hard to live with, I have always known this, but yes, the shoe is on the other foot now. I commiserate in the strongest way), I listened to another of the excellent podcasts from the British Journal of […]