How To Tell If You Are Hypermobile

Many of us wish we were more flexible. For some of us, however, having “floppy joints” just comes naturally. While being extra ‘bendy’ might be great in a yoga class this “hypermobility” comes with its own complications. There are different degrees of hypermobility. In some people, it’s quite subtle, and with others it’s extreme! Our…

Fast Facts: Abdominal Separation

Abdominal separation or Diastasis Recti is a common problem seen by physiotherapists amongst their pregnant and post-natal patients. Up to two in three expectant mothers experience some form of abdominal separation. The condition goes by several names including Diastasis Recti (DR), Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) and (DRAM). However, abdominal separation simply means your belly sticks…

To Stand Or Not To Stand

Are you reading this standing at your desk? If not, is this something you should be considering? Standing desks are increasingly popular with sales of standing desks skyrocketing in recent years….. The average working week in Brisbane is 40.2 hours and most people spend approximately five hours commuting to and from work each week. For…

Unlocking Pain Relief Through The Mulligan Concept

Pain can be a highly debilitating condition. Whether it’s acute pain with a sudden onset or chronic pain which persists for weeks or months and is associated with an underlying condition. Pain is often both elusive to diagnose and complex to treat effectively. However, a physiotherapy-based approach called the Mulligan concept offers promising new results…

What Is The Watson Headache Approach?

Thousands of Australians suffer from intensely painful and debilitating headaches. According to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, a primary headache is triggered by “problems with or over activity of pain-sensitive structures in your head.” Moreover, the muscles of your head and neck, the nerves or blood vessels surrounding your skull, chemical activity in your brain, or…

Are Headaches During Pregnancy Normal?

Headaches can be one of the most common afflictions encountered during pregnancy. Headaches may be experienced at any time during your pregnancy, although they tend to manifest themselves during the first and third trimesters. To date, doctors have not been able to identify precisely why being pregnant triggers headaches. Some researchers point to the hormonal…