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 [footnote] Hiroki Ota (n.d.). TRPV1 and TRPV4 Play Pivotal Roles in Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journals.plos.org. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0065751[/footnote][footnote] Katharina Zimmermann (n.d.). Central Projection of Pain Arising from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in Human Subjects. Journals.plos.org. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0047230 [/footnote] suggest that a large component of DOMS is […]
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.
There are many unanswered questions in the universe. How many decimal places are there in Pi? Is there a unified theory of physics? How does a shepherd count his flock without falling asleep? It’s possible we’ll never know. Some questions, however, can be answered. For example, if a therapeutic massage is meant to lengthen and […]
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 […]