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...
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain Treatment

By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist Lower back pain can be debilitating, not only from a pain point of view, but functionally can be very limiting and have a major effect on daily life and work activities. Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting...
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...
Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking – an Introduction Toe walking is a pattern of walking where a child walks on the balls of their feet or ‘tiptoes’.It is common when children are learning to walk and up until 2-3 years of age. It may present during the development of pre-walking...