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Post Partum Issues

Millions of women give birth every year and continue on with a pain free, fully functional life. There are some however who do not. Some women will experience low back pain or pubic pain, while others fail to regain urinary continence. Nine months of pregnancy along with the birthing process can give malalignments of the […]

Osgoods-Schlatters Disease

This is common in growing children, particularly boys, and manifests in pain and swelling at the top of the tibia just below the kneecap. It occurs mainly in sporty children and usually during a period of rapid growth and increased exercise. The increased tension of the thigh muscles can pull on the pelvis and cause […]



A scoliosis is a side to side curve in the back. It can progress significantly in teenage years when more growth occurs. Once a person has matured it is less likely to increase. In some severe cases it can decrease lung capacity and cause restricted movement in the spine. Treatment involves mobilising the spine, correcting […]

Disc Problems

Disc problems of in the lumbar spine are more common than the cervical spine, with disc issues in the thoracic spine being more rare. When a lumbar disc bulges and puts pressure on part of the sciatic nerve then symptoms such as numbness, pain, and tingling can occur any where from the back to the […]

Sacroiliac Dysfunctions

The sacroiliac joint lies between the sacrum ( at the bottom of the lumbar spine) and the pelvis. Dysfunction here can cause a number of symptoms including pain in the buttock, sometimes radiating into the groin and down the leg. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can go undetected for a considerable period of time, and as such […]

Musculoskeletal Problems

This is damage to the muscle or skeletal systems usually due to the result of strenuous exercise. Occasionally it is not obvious what the cause of injury is, however it is imperative that every effort is made to find the source of the problem, so that the injury does not reoccur. Various techniques are used […]

Sports Injuries

The treatment of sports injuries involves the use of many disciplines and techniques. Unfortunately most sportsmen and women make first contact with a physiotherapist when they are injured. There is no doubt that the correct treatment of an injury allows for a quicker return to training and competition however seeking advice form the correct team […]

The Bite and the Sacrum

Problems with the temporomandibular joint can produce symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, pain at the jaw, the cheeks, the eyes or the face, clenching or grinding the teeth at night or under stress. It can cause a change in pressure of your bite and pain in your teeth. The movement and balance of this joint […]

Effects of Growth

Children’s tendons and ligaments are generally stronger than the part of the bone they insert into. With trauma therefore it is more likely that the bone will be damaged before the tendon or ligament. During growth spurts a child’s musculoskeletal system is at its most vulnerable as the imbalances of strength and flexibility and the […]

Leg Length Differential

People with a misaligned pelvis can often have an apparent leg length differential. When there is a difference in leg length it is common that the mechanics of the foot become altered giving problems such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles pain. It may be that insoles are required however we would advise a podiatry assessment […]

Pelvic Alignment

Pelvic misalignment and instability is a major cause of back, buttock, hip and knee pain as well as many other related musculoskeletal issues. When the pelvis is out of alignment then the spine does not sit correctly. The resultant forces can compromise the lumbar discs and cause neurological symptoms. Uneven weight transference can cause irregular […]

Sports Massage

Sports massage can be used at various stages of training. The techniques are changed according to the effects required. Foundation/conditioning phase –massage is used to promote recovery after intensive training. Pre competition phase –as well as assisting in the mental preparation of the athlete, the techniques of sports massage allow the body’s systems to work […]