Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist Your lower back is a complex structure made up of bones, discs, joints, nerves, ligaments 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...
Cervicogenic Headaches: Prevention and Management

Cervicogenic Headaches: Prevention and Management

By Courtney Lethridge – Physiotherapist Cervicogenic Headaches: Prevention and Management A Cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head.  It is often accompanied by neck pain and limited range of...
Get rid of my Headache!

Get rid of my Headache!

Sick of Headaches? Headaches are a condition that affects our lives more than we like to admit. Be it a mild pulsating ache in the background or a throbbing pain behind the eyes, it is annoying. Let’s face it, waking up with headaches on a daily basis is NOT normal...
Dry Needling and Trigger Points

Dry Needling and Trigger Points

Dry Needling and Trigger Points What are trigger points? Why are they so painful? Why do we feel the need to get rid of them? [columns] [two_thirds] A trigger point (a.k.a knots) located within the muscle tissue is a dense collection of sensitised muscle nerve fibres....
Get rid of my Headache!

Headaches

Headaches can literally be a pain in the neck! They are frequently caused by joint or muscular dysfunction in the neck, poor posture, emotional tension or a combination of these. Headaches originating from or relating to neck dysfunction can be very successfully...