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At this very moment, 1 in 6 people on the Lower North Shore is suffering from back pain of some description.[1] Back pain affects your work, sports, mental health, sleep and is a leading cause of disability worldwide.[2] How disabling back pain is to a person...

The word Scoliosis is derived from the Greek word for bent or curved and is used today to describe the lateral curve in the spine caused by the condition. Scoliosis commonly presents as one curve, called a C-curve, or two curves, called an S-curve and...

The dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Anterior cruciate ligament ruptures/tears are one of the most common, painful and infamous injuries in sport. Your ACL is a band of dense connective tissue that is attached to the femur and tibia. The ACL is one of the main ligaments of the...

Your shoulder is a complex joint made up of the arm bone (the humerus), the collarbone (the clavicle) and the shoulder blade (the scapula). These connect to the glenoid, which is a ball-like shaped object that then connects with the socket of the scapula at...

Your hip is a ball and socket joint made of two parts, the acetabulum (the socket) and the femur (the ball) that allows the upper leg to move front to back and side to side. Your hip is the largest weight bearing joint in the...

What are the benefits of childhood sports participation? Physical activity is important in developing the health and wellbeing of children as it promotes a wide range of effects that support growth and development.  Studies have shown that physical activity is not only good for a child’s...

It’s back to school time again, which means that children all around Australia are going to be putting on their backpacks, grabbing their iPads, books, heading to class and putting themselves at higher risk of a back, shoulder and neck pain.[1] The combination of under...

Statistics show that 1 in 3 women in Australia suffer from urinary incontinence, Overactive Bladder (OAB) syndrome being one of the most common forms. Overactive bladder is also known as urge incontinence and can be triggered by something as small as hearing running water or...

How a biomechanical assessment could save you a running injury In-depth biomechanical assessments and running technique analysis aren’t just for the professionals. Running puts varying levels of stress on different parts of the body and can exacerbate existing conditions or lead to overuse injuries if your...

It’s that time of year again where we think about the things we want to improve for ourselves in the New Year and (hopefully) write them down in order to achieve them. It’s well known that exercise and physical activity reduces your risk of developing...