Physical pain symptoms are the number one reason that patients seek healthcare in Australia at this time – more often than for infectious disease, cancer, or any other illness. Symptoms of pain are one of the primary reasons people take time off work. Pain also affects peoples’ abilities to take recreation, socialise with friends, and […]
Covid-19 restrictions in Metro Melbourne ease this Wednesday. I’ll be back in clinic for you starting from November the 2nd. Hooray!
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 […]
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments; sprains, strains, and pulls. Just what is going on with your painful muscles, and what does it mean for getting better? This article is a guide
Today I talked to Tracy, the owner of The Urban Alchemist where I will be based going forward, and confirmed that I can start practising there beginning next Sunday, the 26th of April 2020.
Statement regarding novel coronavirus disease of 2019, “COVID-19” [EDIT: The Urban Alchemist is closed for the time being and I am suspending practise until at least the beginning of May. Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands. STAY AT HOME, go shopping once a week, and keep a 1.5m distance between you and everyone around […]
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 […]
Recent research in the last few years  suggests 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 […]