January 23, 2017
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrom (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrom (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a difficult condition to describe as the symptoms are variable. TOS is caused by compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels as they leave the neck to enter the upper limb. 

January 19, 2017
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Scheuermann’s Disease

Scheuermann’s Disease

Scheuermann’s Disease

Scheuermann’s disease refers to an abnormality in the growth of the vertebrae, where the front of the vertebrae does not grow as quickly as the back leading to wedging of the vertebrae.

January 19, 2017
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Do Discs Heal?

Do Discs Heal?

Do Discs Heal?

The intervertebral spinal disc remains one of the most intriguing and misunderstood structures in the human body.

The vast majority of the population will at some stage experience some back or neck injury, and a significant proportion of these will involve the intervertebral disc. However, there are still significant misconceptions about these types of injuries.

January 19, 2017
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Beating Back Pain

Beating Back Pain

Beating Back Pain

At some stage in their lives eighty per cent of the population will experience back pain. To make matters worse, after the first incidence, eighty per cent will suffer a recurrence within twelve months. The good news is: recent research suggests that good control of your back muscles decreases the risk of hurting or re-injuring your back.
 

January 19, 2017
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Back Tips for Shoppers

Back Tips for Shoppers

Back Tips for Shoppers

Your spinal cord relays thousands of messages a second and it is your backbone and muscles, which protect this delicate and very important human 'super highway'. The two key areas are awareness and prevention. 

January 19, 2017
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Back Pain: Exercise or Rest?

Back Pain: Exercise or Rest?

Back Pain: Exercise or Rest?

It is suggested that inactivity and especially bed rest cause substantial weakness and loss of tissue from the musculoskeletal system. These changes include a loss of bone, muscle and connective tissues, a reduction in muscle strength, endurance, physical fitness, and decreased joint ranges of movement in all individuals with reduced activity levels.

January 19, 2017
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Acute Disk Injury 2

Acute Disk Injury 2

Acute Disk Injury 2

Back pain is probably the most widespread, common, and potentially disabling injury in modern society. It is also one of the most misunderstood.

It is commonly thought that prompt diagnosis and treatment of Sudden Onset (often called Acute) Back pain by well qualified Physiotherapists gives those suffering from Acute Back Pain, the best chance to resolve this problem quickly and avoid longer term problems and re-occurrence.

January 19, 2017
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Acute Disk Injury

Acute Disk Injury

Acute Disk Injury

Acute low back pain is a very common complaint; with approximately 80% of people experiencing it within their lifetime, most often those between the ages of 35 and 55 years old. Acute disc injury is a very common cause of acute low back pain. The good news is that acute low back pain is most often self limiting, with a recovery rate of 90% within 6 weeks and no prolonged loss of function.