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The Separation of Medical Science from the Human Heart and Soul is an Illusion

There are pros and cons to the scientific method in medicine. Science is objective and devoid of emotion, but human patients are not. This post explores how we got here, and how we might bridge that gap.

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Life Lessons

Why am I back? What have I been doing? Can you book in with me yet? And what am I doing next…? All these questions answered in this post!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What massage therapy can do for stress

An explanation for how massage therapy can reduce stress and stimulate relaxation.

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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.

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My fitness goals, and the improvement mindset

Having an improvement mindset means enjoying that idea that there is always more to improve. To illustrate this, I’ll talk mainly about my health goals. It has been said that “if you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything.” Plus what we know from research is that when people become more fit and healthy it tends […]

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Why is back pain so common?

The facts of back pain: 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 […]

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The most important thing your massage therapist doesn’t know

Do you see a massage therapist for your sore, tight-feeling shoulders? If you do, there is every possibility they are making you feel worse, not better.