The New Normal for MRIs of the Lower Back

The New Normal for MRIs of the Lower Back

MRI’s are an incredibly accurate way of imaging the back giving us detailed anatomical information about the structures inside. However, we have since learnt that knowing what is inside doesn’t tell us the full story. In fact, for lower backs, it is often very normal...
Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

What has RICE got to do with ankles?   Ankle sprains are extremely common, accounting for approximately 25% of all sports-related injuries. For years, the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has ruled supreme as the key to early management and has...
No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

Don’t have any equipment at home and looking for some exercise ideas to stay active? No problem – we’ve got some creative options for you!   Here are some beginner to advanced* moves you can try in the comfort of your own home. You will need:1x sturdy chair...
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...
Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

What is the difference between Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis?   The short answer: ● Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the amount and quality of the bone is reduced, leading to fractures (broken bones). ​It is characterized by decreased bone mineral density...
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...