When to see a therapist?

I often get asked: does this injury need to get looked at or will it just get better on its own? Or what if it’s just ‘muscle soreness’ from the gym or work and not actually an injury? An important consideration is that an injury doesn’t need to be ‘pain’. Injuries often start as ‘stiffness’, ‘soreness’, or restricted movement. If …

4 Stretches for Stiff Necks

Here’s 4 simple stretches to help manage your neck stiffness. However, it’s important to recognise that the stiffness will keep coming back until you address WHY your neck is stiff in the first place and that’s what us chiropractors are here for! Hold each stretch for 30 seconds, several times throughout the day. I typically recommend people do this with …

A Slipped Disc: Where does it go and can chiropractors ‘put it back in’?

Patient’s often complain of a ‘slipped disc’ that’s causing their back pain. Unfortunately, this a big misconception as your discs are strongly attached to the vertebrae in your spine so they can’t actually slip anywhere! So what’s actually happening then? Read on… A ‘slipped disc’ is in fact, a herniated disc. People often mistaken the disc to have ‘slipped’ because …

Rotator Cuff Weakness & Shoulder Impingement

Rotator cuff weakness and impingement at the shoulder joint is a common cause of shoulder pain for volleyball players of all skill levels. When we spike, we use the strong shoulder internal rotator muscles, such as your chest. However, after we’ve made contact with the ball, we need to slow the arm down, and this is where people usually get ...