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  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

    What is it? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful wrist condition that affects the two tendons responsible for the movement of the thumb. What causes it? The exact cause of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis is not currently established, however it is often associated with overuse from repeated hand and wrist movements. The condition is exacerbated by …Read More »

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  • Does acupuncture help with stress?

    Does acupuncture help with stress?

    What is stress? Stress is when your body goes into a “fight-or-flight” response due to demand or threat. It can be experienced from an external source such as our environment or internally from our thoughts. Stress correlates with our sympathetic nervous system (SNS). In acute stress the triggered SNS causes increase in heart rate, blood […]Read More »
  • Jumper’s Knee

    Jumper’s Knee

    Knee pain Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee) is an injury that occurs when there is irritation of the patellar tendon which is located just below your knee cap. The patellar tendon is a common source of pain in the front of the knee, often occurring from repetitive or excessive overload. This occurs often within younger athletes, […]Read More »
  • ACJ

    ACJ

    ACJ an inside look Acromion clavicular joint (ACJ) is the connection between your collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder blade. It’s stabilised by 3 major ligaments. It accounts for 40% of all shoulder injuries, 10% occurs in collision sports (e.g lacrosse, ice hockey)   Mechanism of injury - Direct trauma to the outside shoulder or the joint […]Read More »
  • Neck pain and posture

    Neck pain and posture

    Neck pain and Posture In recent weeks many of us have experienced a change in our work environment, home environment and changes to our daily activities. We might have found ourselves slouched on the couch more often or working from home with a different and less comfortable or ergonomically correct desk set up. The impact […]Read More »

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Fun Facts

25%

Of your bones are in your feet. Thats more than 50 bones!

10 Years

The time it takes for the human skeleton to renew itself

50%

The percentage that a human’s little finger contributes to their hand’s strength

200

The number of muscles used while you are walking