Category Archives: Wellness Therapies

How to look after your Heart

Our heart is an amazing organ This powerful muscle, essential for the formation and survival of the foetus, is the first organ to form and function as a baby develops in the womb. Around day 21 of a human pregnancy, this tireless body part starts to pump, and from that moment on there is no going back as it […]

Neck Pain in Office workers

Neck pain is considered to be one of the most prevalent global health conditions affecting both developed and developing countries (Louw et al 2017). One particular group that is increasingly vulnerable to neck pain is office workers, with 49% of Australian office workers reporting it in one year (Hush et al 2009). It may not […]

What the bleep is Candida?

Many of us know the signs of common fungal infections on the skin: itching, rashes, redness, dryness or nail changes. But did you know that it is not uncommon to have fungus growing in your gut as well? The most common type of fungus that predominates in an unhealthy gut is Candida Albicans which is […]

Heel that pain! Your guide to treating plantar fasciitis.

What is the plantar fascia? The plantar fascia is a band of thick tendon that originate from the calcaneus (heel bone) and inserts into the base of the toes. Its most important function is via the windlass mechanism whereby the plantar fascia tightness as we lift our toes up during gait and thus lifts our […]

The ins and outs of shoulder instability

Matt Cornwall, Physiotherapist, looks at the anatomy of the shoulder, the likely causes for instability and dislocation, what to do in case of a dislocation, what your options are post dislocation and some basic rehabilitation principles. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, and this mobility allows us to perform […]