What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Outline Please remember to read the disclaimer advice at the bottom of the page. Thoracic outlet syndrome is a painful condition in which swelling of the thoracic outlet can compress the nerve and blood vessel bundles that stretch from your neck to your fingers. The thoracic outlet is a space between your collarbone and your … Continue reading What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

I’m getting knee surgery! Meet my temporary replacement, Tim Harvey MST

This time next week I'll be coming out of the general anaesthetic with a brand new anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee. I busted it 18 months ago on a dancefloor in Sydney (long story). So, I'll be out of clinic for five to six weeks. Between Monday 12th June and Thursday 20th July … Continue reading I’m getting knee surgery! Meet my temporary replacement, Tim Harvey MST

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and how to beat it

Recent research in the last few years  suggest that a large component of DOMS is not from damage to the muscle fibres (as is commonly thought), but  more from an over-activation of your central nervous system (CNS) when it is not used to so much activity. It basically gets upset at you for making it … Continue reading DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and how to beat it

Why I almost never put you face-down first for your massage treatment

There's a conventional wisdom in massage therapy: "rub where it hurts. " This is wrong. Think about it — if you're spending your life sitting at a desk or computer, on your couch, or in a car, as most of us do for most of our waking hours, your arms are usually out in front of … Continue reading Why I almost never put you face-down first for your massage treatment

Why is back pain so common?

The facts: Back pain is especially common in the developed countries – and it seems that the more developed the country, the more back pain there is.[1][2][3, table 6.24.2] The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported in 2010 that low back pain was the most physically disabling condition in the world, so if you have low back … Continue reading Why is back pain so common?