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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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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Arthritic Hands

It’s not often that someone books in with me for hand pain alone (arthritic or otherwise), it tends to be something they mention later. The two main forms of arthritis that affect the hands are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis in the hands is no different to an arthritic hip or […]

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The Diaphragm (and shoulders)

I’ve seen a lot of diaphragm issues recently, some linked to anxiety and chest infections, or even gastric problems. Most of them wouldn’t look like diaphragm issues to the untrained eye. From persistent hiccups and lower back pain to nebulous upper back and shoulder pain, the diaphragm has been playing a part. The diaphragm is […]

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