My name is James Maddock (but I prefer to be called “Maddock”) and I have found my calling. I love channeling my geeky, nerdy fascination with the human body towards helping my clients get back to normal work, school, sports, social and family life. I am a naturally empathetic, holistic health practitioner with a solid […]
First, a declaration of conflict of interest. 🙂 I am a current student of the Bachelor of Health Science (‘BHSc’) Myotherapy and am due to complete my studies at the end of 2021. What follows is essentially the course of thinking that drew me to the conclusion to upskill from my current qualification, the Diploma […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
An explanation for how massage therapy can reduce stress and stimulate relaxation.
There’s a conventional wisdom in massage therapy: “rub where it hurts.” This is wrong.
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 […]
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.[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 […]