NSLBP: Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

See video below for a concise version of this blog Non-Specific is probably not how you want anyone to diagnose you. Depending how the diagnosis of NSLBP is packaged, you might have questions like: “Why can’t you tell me exactly what’s causing my pain?”“Do I need an X-Ray or MRI done to find the cause […]

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Benign Hypermobility Syndrome (BHS)

Diagnosing someone with hypermobility is essentially a fancy way of saying they’re more bendy than most, or “double jointed”. It is not a problem by default, but it can cause aches and pains. These symptoms tend to improve with rest, and are aggravated by exercise- although strengthening exercises can be a useful management strategy. Hypermobility […]

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Kyphosis and Lordosis

This post isn’t totally in keeping with my usual blogs- because kyphosis and lordosis are not conditions. They are findings, and usually totally normal. Kyphosis is where the spine takes a flexed position: typically in the upper back (thoracic spine). Lordosis is where the spine is extended, such as the neck and lower back. The […]

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Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder (FSS) is a syndrome, meaning it is defined by its signs and symptoms. Typically someone with a frozen shoulder will have pain and stiffness in the shoulder, but the diagnosis only applies to people whose movement is restricted passively. This means that when the shoulder is relaxed, movement is still limited when someone […]

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