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Articles by Matthew Jeffrey

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)?Shin splints is a term used to describe pain in the front of the lower legs, which often occurs at the beginning of the exercise or just after exercise. The term ‘shin splints’ is a general description of the area where the pain is located, but is not […]

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Working from Home

Is working from home being a pain in the neck? We are here to help.In light of the restrictions of COVID-19 many Australians have started working from home. In the clinic, we are seeing a wave of individuals with aches and pains due to working from home. More noticeably neck pain and headaches are conditions […]

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ACL Injuries and Prevention

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL is an important ligament that stabilises the knee. The role of the ACL is to prevent the tibia or shin bone from moving forward relative to the femur/thigh bone and to prevent buckling of the knee. We need our ACLs to control pivoting movements, ruptures occur when too much […]

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The Top 4 Excuses not to Exercise – Are You Using Them?

Every day I hear people come in with at least 2 or 3 excuses as to why exercise just doesn’t fit into their lifestyle. So what are these reasons and how do we use simple strategies to overcome them? 1. My favourite is “I don’t have time” There are 24 hours in a day and […]

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The Truth about Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition which occurs when the body loses its ability to regulate how much sugar is in the bloodstream. It loses this ability when the body becomes insensitive to insulin. Insulin is a chemical the body produces to control how much sugar is in the bloodstream. It […]

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You are Not Your Scan

MRI’s CT’s, ultrasound’s and X-rays are medical assessment tools which Physiotherapists, GP’s and other health practitioners use to assist in diagnosing a patient’s pain or complaint. They are useful tools to determine whether more serious treatments such as injections and surgery are warranted. What is very important to understand is that these scans are pictures […]

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition we often hear about from family, friends or co-workers. You commonly hear it feeling like shooting leg pain or a jolt down the leg. It’s normally given quite a serious undertone with a degree of fear attached to it. The question is: what is Sciatica and what can be done about […]

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