Sciatica is a term that is used frequently when people are experiencing back pain and leg pain. So what exactly is Sciatica?  It is when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated around the mid buttock region. This can happen due to many reasons such as:  Excessive sitting Getting into awkward positions with the lower body…

As working from home has become the norm, we need to be aware of the changes that this can cause to our bodies. Whilst at work, many of us do incidental exercise, walking to the kitchen, bathroom, meetings or going out for lunch with colleagues, however, at home all of these trips are short and…

Are you a runner, or planning on taking it up during lockdown? Kiara, one of our experienced physiotherapists has written a free exercise program to assist you with preventing running injuries and improving your performance.  The program is written through Physitrack which is a world leading piece of exercise software which has been proven to increase exercise adherence….

1. You have increased your load too quickly Activity load has one of the highest correlations to achilles and plantarfascia inflammation. People that run casually are more likely to get achilles pain than those who don’t run and marathon runners are more likely to experience symptoms than casual runners. Why is this?Well when you are…

Sport isn’t the only way to get a lot of the injuries we see here at the clinics. Women, due to their anatomy and structure, are more prone to certain injuries and conditions. These can range from hip injuries to upper back issues. We have put together a 2 week program that can work on…

You sit in the one spot too long There is a popular catch phrase in the physiotherapy community and it states that ‘sitting is the new smoking’. So this may be a little harsh comparing the two but there is a lot of research linking lower activity levels to a number of chronic health conditions…

Unfortunately gyms are shut, pools are closed, and most sports events are cancelled. But you should not let this deter you from exercising. Fortunately you can do something about it. We have created a 2 week exercise program to help you stay active. In the program you have total body exercises which can help you…

We as physiotherapists understand back pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Back pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Pain in the lower back area may be caused by decreased flexibility, muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a…

Cervicogenic headaches is pain that originates from issues in the neck, generally caused by problems with some part of the neck structure, ie. the muscles or bone structure. This pain is similar in nature to a migraine, but differs in that the source of the pain comes from the neck area. Hence the pain felt…

We as physiotherapists understand neck pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Neck pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Neck pain may be caused by decreased flexibility, neck muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a few). Fortunately…

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