The Shoulder – Anatomy, How It Works, Why It Hurts!

The Shoulder – Anatomy, How It Works, Why It Hurts!

  Shoulder pain is a common complaint we treat at Wisdom Physiotherapy. Shoulders are the linchpin of many movement functions and control, and once pain sets in, it can make day-to-day activities extremely painful and difficult to do. Simple tasks such as driving...
Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

The lower back is a complex structure made up of bones, discs, joints, nerves, ligaments, discs and muscles, all working together to provide a base of support for your body. This complex structure is susceptible to injury and pain and to avoid that, it needs to be...
Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

(By Amy Tinetti, Women’s Health Physiotherapist) Have you been suffering from nipple pain or cracked nipples during breastfeeding? Most mothers are able to breastfeed with the right information and support. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusively...
Have you lost your Swagger?

Have you lost your Swagger?

By Physiotherapist, Kate Pallett When we look at how people walk, especially those in pain, often they have lost their “Swagger”. The swagger is a fluid, efficient walking pattern. If we look at how a child moves, they make use of multiple dimensions of movement; they...
Breathing Patterns

Breathing Patterns

By Physiotherapist, Kate Pallett Not many of us think about the way we breathe. It’s an automatic function that is vital for life and affects every system of our body. If our breathing patterns are abnormal, it can cause pain, poor movement, disrupt sleep, increase...
Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain around your chest, ribcage or maybe with breathing? This pain may be coming from your ribs. What causes rib pain when pregnant? When a pregnancy progresses, the ribcage expands due to the growing baby. In fact, the average...