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Backpack Palsy – the Compression of the Long Thoracic Nerve

We all know that wearing a backpack for an extended period can be painful but few of us realise that, in admittedly rare cases, a badly fitted pack can have real consequences. A backpack typically rests on our shoulders, with smaller schoolbag sized packs distributing the weight on to the upper trapezius muscles and larger […]

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Ganglion- Lump on the wrist or something more?

Ganglion cysts are the most common growths of the hand and wrist and more frequently seen in women though are still very common in men. They tend to occur in adulthood between the ages 20 and 40 years old, they are benign growths and are very easy to treat. While they can also occur in […]

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My Sciatica is Playing Up Again!

When we talk about sciatica we are really specifically talking about the kind of lower back pain which travels down the back of the leg and goes past the knee. This kind of lower back pain will also often have signs like tingling or numbness down the leg to the toes as well as muscle […]

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Stability Exercises For The Shoulder

The shoulder is the most dynamic joint in the body and has an incredible amount of mobility which is great for doing athletic movements like throwing a ball or serving in tennis, but this incredible mobility comes at a price, a lack of stability. When at the shoulder you have to look at it as […]

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So how good is the PRP injection?

So if we have this thing, the platelet, that our body is making anyway and it kicks off the wound healing process naturally then why not put a big glob of it into tricky injuries to get them healing? Well at the moment the reason why not is, it just doesn’t seem to be helping […]

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Introducing the new Kid on the Block: PRP – or Platelet Rich Plasma injections

One of the hot topics in Sports Med recently is the Platelet Rich Plasma injection, but what is it, what does it involve and is it any good for you? This blog post explores the first two questions but the third question we’ll answer in the next one. So what is a platelet? From the […]

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Should Your Kids do Strength Training?

The American College of Sports Medicine has released new recommendations on strength training for kids and they say it’s in, it’s got the tick, it’s kosher and it’s ready to go! This includes strength training with kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells and medicine balls. Where previous recommendations have downplayed the importance of strength training these new guidelines […]

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What do we do With a Clicky Knee- Another Look at a Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, is one of the most common causes of a mildly swollen knee and is is also a very common cause of a clicky knee during exercise. It’s often responsible for pain at the front of your knee during running, squatting and other bending activities.  It’s not an uncommon problem but it still […]

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Prescription Painkillers Leading to Record Levels of Overdose and Addiction: Australia’s Prescription Drug Problem

Chiropractic Moves welcomes Dr Paul Calladine who wrote has written this guest blog for us today. A recent report published by the Penington Institute, Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2016 (1), highlights some alarming statistics related to the use, and abuse, of prescription medications. Specifically, painkillers, opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain management. The problem is […]

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Named for the bloke that took the poison arrow to the back of his leg in Greek mythology the Achilles tendon has always been a difficult area to manage. They’re very common in runner’s and they can be difficult to manage. They can be very painful during activities like running or stair climbing because they […]

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