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Ouch – I think I’ve trapped a nerve

Often when a patient arrives at the clinic in pain, they fear that they have trapped a nerve. However, did you know that it’s extremely rare to truly trap a nerve? Nerves have plenty of room to travel around the body. They don’t often become caught or trapped on their...

Arghh – I think I’ve slipped a disc

Ah the old slipped disc! I’m sure everyone’s heard this term before! It’s commonly used as a diagnosis for back pain! But just to throw a spanner in the works, did you know that the disc doesn’t actually slip? What? But I know loads of people who’ve slipped a disc…...

Hip Pain – How do I know what’s wrong?

By Chiropractor Nick Loftus The majority of hip pain that I see in the clinic usually has less to do with problems arising from the actual ball and socket joint itself and is most commonly associated with: muscular problems in the area (hamstring or groin strains,...

How to avoid skiing injuries

For any keen skiers, the sharp frostiness in the winter air is a welcome sign that soon we will be sipping some gluhwein at the top of a snowy mountain – contemplating the perfect carve of our tracks as we parallel down the next powder run! Dream! No matter how...

Why strength & conditioning is important to avoid injury recurrence

By Physiotherapist Jacky Balfour Recurring injuries are very common in both sport and everyday life. Certainly, if you have suffered an injury recurrence you will know just how frustrating and debilitating it can be. To help prevent an injury from recurring requires...