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Scheuermann’s

Ever wondered why you’ve been hunched at a very young age? You could have something called Scheuermann’s disease. It is a developmental disorder of the spine that begins usually before puberty. It occurs mainly in the thoracic spine and has distinct features where the vertebral bodies are wedged shaped rather than block shaped which causes […]

Suprascapular Nerve palsy | Shoulder weakness

Do you have sudden weakness in certain shoulder movements? Sudden weakness in external shoulder rotation with or without pain may be related to irritation of the suprascapular nerve. It’s a nerve that comes from the neck and travels through the shoulder blade. It controls the external rotators of the shoulder including the Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus […]

Importance of Sleep | Sleep Importance

Everyone knows sleep is important and that you need roughly 7-8hours for a good night sleep. It is gateway for recovery and resetting your body to function properly for the next day. Not enough sleep you feel tired and groggy, but why? A recent study published in October 2013 found out that on a molecular […]

THE BEST MECHANICS TO A SQUAT

1. Organize & stabilize spine: keep spine in a neutral position, no local flexion or extension faults, whilst keeping the core switched on 2. Create torque in your primary engines: The primary engines being your shoulders and hips. When adding torque you want to have external rotation within the socket to "tighten" the joint and […]

IMPORTANCE OF SPINAL ALIGNMENT & STABILITY

Why is the spine so important? Your spine is the central pillar of your body and has two main functions. It keeps you upright and protects the part of the Central nervous system (CNS) called the spinal cord that is essentially the master control system of the body. Not only does the CNS control movement, […]

Lumbar Instability

Poor posture and abnormal movement patterns are associated with lower back pain. Poor function of the lumbar spine at a segmental level is split into two categories, spasticity and instability, ie tight or unstable. Instability is defined as “ abnormal response to applied loads and is characterized by movement of spinal segments beyond their normal […]

Achilles Tendinitis | Tendinitis Achilles

Do you have pain at the back of the heel, associated with physical activity such as running and jumping? Then you could be suffering from Achilles tendinopathy. It’s an inflammatory condition relating to overuse of the Achilles tendon and the calf muscle. Repetitive motion such as running and jumping causes wear and tear of the […]

Cervical Radiculopathy | Radiculopathy Cervical

Tingling, numbness or pains down the arm? A space-occupying lesion in the form of a disc bulge, spondylosis or degeneration commonly causes cervical radiculopathy.  Irritation to the nerve root often results in radicular symptoms ie pain, numbness, weakness, tingling feelings down the shoulder and arm. Although degenerative changes are unfixable, the process can be slowed […]

Frozen Shoulder | Shoulder Pain

Frozen Shoulder Having unexplained shoulder pain and stiffness? Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common condition of the shoulder categorized by spontaneous gradual shoulder pain that leads to increased stiffness and loss of motion.  The whole condition usually takes up to 18-24 months, whereby there are 3 stages: Acute freezing stage: High levels of […]

Runners Knee | Patella femoral pain syndrome

Runners knee is a common knee condition and generally occurs progressively as pain around the front of the knee, usually not relating to trauma and can be exacerbated by physical activity such as running, squatting, going up/down stairs. Several causes of Runners knee can include changes in patella-femoral morphology, incorrect lower limb movement patterns in […]

Disc Degeneration | Spondylosis

Disc Degeneration/ Spondylosis Degeneration, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, whatever you want to call it is an inevitable condition that is wear and tear of the spine and its discs. It typically occurs in the later stages of life as we have put ourselves through tremendous amounts of forces and stresses over the many years. However in this […]

New Healthspace Clinic in CBD!

Exciting news for Healthspace as we have expanded to the CBD! We are located inside Australia’s largest Fitness First, providing chiropractic & sports med to not only gym goers, but all individuals! As part of us being new to the area we are currently offering FREE initial chiropractic consults valued at $105! Hurry, as this […]

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