Shoulder Dislocations & Their Management
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by Jesse Dean
3M ago
This past month football fans may have seen a few devastating injuries and this is the unfortunate part of sport at this level. One of which was the shoulder dislocation injury to St. Kilda young tall forward Max King, of which was a recurrence of the same injury that required surgical intervention only last year. Over the weekend that he took to the field less than a month post injury that was initially deemed to be season ending. Understanding Shoulder Dislocations Picture your shoulder joint as a ball and socket like a golf ball sitting in a golf tee, where the upper part of your arm bone ..read more
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Enhancing Running Recovery: Strategies for Optimal Performance
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by Nathan Rogerson
3M ago
Did you know that running is a popular form of physical activity in Australia, with 1 in 5 Australians trying it at some stage in their life? As events like Run Melbourne, The Melbourne Marathon, and Great Ocean Road Marathon gain increasing popularity, with the Melbourne Marathon attracting over 30,000 participants, more runners are seeking ways to optimize their recovery sessions and gain an extra edge in training or reaching their goals. The Growing Running Community in Melbourne Melbourne boasts a large and growing running population, with many individuals focused on building their mileage ..read more
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Neck Pain & Stretching
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by Nathan Rogerson
8M ago
  Neck pain is a common complaint for people seeking remedial massage. Office Workers make up the lions share of people presenting neck pain. Jun (2009) reports that office workers are 34-49% more likely to experience neck pain than other occupations.     Occupational demands such as prolonged sitting (Gerr et al. 2002) have been linked to increases in neck pain. Astoundingly Blatter & Bongers (2002) report 6 hrs at a computer is associated with an 88% increased chance in neck pain when compared to those who use computers less than 2 hrs. What Are The Common Symptoms Of No ..read more
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Ankle Sprains In Sport
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by Richmond Rehab
8M ago
Sport is an important part of many peoples lives. Be it as a participant or a spectator, sport pumps through the blood of most Melbournian’s. Though the physical effort involved in sport is of great value to our physiological health, it comes with significant risk of injury. In fact, Fong (2007) reports that sports injuries are comparable to those of traffic accidents. As a result of the adverse effects of sports, significant effort is placed on preventative strategies and evidence based management to help minimise the risk of long lasting impairment post injury. Who Is Susceptible To Rolling ..read more
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Lower Back Pain & Exercise
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by Ahmed Nalaye
9M ago
According to the AIHW (2020), About 4.1 million, or 16% of Australians have a self-reported lower back pain (LBP). Individuals with LBP often experience limitations on their day to day functions. In addition, LBP is associated with increased absence from work, medical expenditure, and a poorer quality of life. What Are The Different Types Of Lower Back Pain? LBP is often grouped into 3 categories: Specific Spinal Pathology Radicular (Nerve Root) Pain Non-Specific Lower Back Pain (NSLBP) Acute Low Back Pain Serious Spinal Pathology Cancer Age > 50 years History of cancer Unexp ..read more
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Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
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by Jesse Dean
1y ago
Winter has come and I’m not talking about the Melbourne’s frosty temperatures. Frozen Shoulder or clinically known as Adhesive Capsulitis is a common shoulder condition that brings with it pain and progressive severe limitation to the mobility of the glenohumeral joint. Some studies report over 90% of frozen shoulder patients notice pain before stiffness then progressing to a phase of increasing pain and stiffness, however pain is the predominant complaint in these cases (Hanchard et al. 2011). Patients that present with frozen shoulder will commonly show signs and symptoms of the same condit ..read more
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Hot Stone Massage
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by Amy Bui
1y ago
What Is Hot Stone Massage? Hot stone massage originated thousands of years ago across the globe. Used by the Chinese  4000 years go to relieve muscular pain, the Japanese to warm abdomens & aid digestion, Native American’s for healing, and even Mayans & Druids for divination.     Nowadays hot stone massage is used in broadly in Australia for relaxation, ease muscle tension and reduce pain. Techniques use include long stroke similar Swedish massage and place hot stones an affected area for longer period to allow heat to penetrate. What StoneS Are Used? We use Basalt ston ..read more
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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by Jesse Dean
1y ago
Thoracic outlet syndrome, commonly abbreviated to TOS, may very well be one of the most difficult and controversial diagnosis in clinical medicine. The goal of this Blog is to breakdown this condition and to better understand what we as musculoskeletal type practitioners can do to provide the best care for patients presenting with possible symptoms of TOS. Whether that be assessing the condition, providing hands on or exercise based treatment or even knowing when best to refer on a patient that may need further investigation or even surgical intervention. To understand the condition you first ..read more
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Cervical Disc Bulge & Radiculopathy
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by Jesse Dean
1y ago
Anatomy: The Cervical Spine consists of seven vertebral bodies starting from the base of the skull, named C1 through to C7. For today’s topic we’re going to be focusing on the intervertebral disc (IVD) which sits in between each vertebrae (bony body) and acts as an impact cushion during activities which place load into the spine. The disc has a tough exterior called the Annulus Fibrosus (AF), and a gel-like centre called the Nucleus Pulposus (NP). Intervertebral Disc Anatomy When the AF is damaged, it allows the NP to be displaced. This can lead the IVD to compress and expand past the vertebr ..read more
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Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD) and Myotherapy
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by Amber Johannesen
2y ago
What is Temporal Mandibular Disorder? Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders is commonly called ‘TMJ/TMD’, which encompasses a group of conditions that cause several complex symptoms, pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. For most people, pain in the jaw joint or muscles does not signal a serious problem. Generally, the discomfort felt from these conditions is often cyclic in nature. In some cases TMJ pain will go away with little or no treatment. However, some people can develop significant, long-term symptoms that can affect one or both TMJ’s ..read more
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