This week we discuss another hot hip topic in the sporting world - ligamentum teres and it's role in hip pain. Alicia discusses the clinical anatomy of ligamentum teres, evidence supporting it's structure and function and the role it plays in hip pain.Read More
January is the month of guest bloggers and this week I am so excited to share the thoughts of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Dr. Peter Selvaratnum from Melbourne. Peter is deeply involved in the teaching of acupuncture and dry needling in Melbourne and this week we begin with part 1 of a comparison between acupuncture and dry needling techniques.Read More
This week Physiotherapist Joshua Farragher writes about the causes, pathophysiology, risk factors and phases of management for navicular stress fractures. A great read for those committed to long distance running about the importance of adequate recovery times to allow for bone remodelling to occur.Read More
This blog is personal and emotional and it is real. It is about me...
After attending the CPTA conference and listening to Lorimer Moseley discuss current scientific knowledge and experience with treating pain, I realised how much my personal journey has been guided by this work. The is one specific reason I wish to share this story with you….. the journey and how much my thinking and knowledge has changed. Not often do we have the opportunity to share the entire journey of recovery with a patient and to see how each element comes in and out of play. So this is mine and hopefully it provides you with an example of how the Explain Pain education material and model is integrated into real life.Read More
The primary problem I treat as a Physiotherapist is pain. Despite the link between pain and sleep being extensively studied over the past few decades, I know little about what the research has found. What I've come to understand is that the bidirectional relationship between sleep and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease also extends to pain disorders. I'm curious about how many people suffer from chronic pain conditions and concurrent sleep disorders? This blog looks more closely at what we currently know from research about sleep and pain.Read More
Dr. Mark Percy, Specialist Radiologist with MIA Victoria, who previously guided me on the topic of VBI and pre-manipulative screening also spoke with me about Modic changes. Previously I didn't completely understand the clinical significance of this term and why as Physiotherapists we need to consider the implications of this word being written on the radiology report. Dr. Percy explains what we need to know about them.Read More