13 Dec, 2017

Runners Knee/ Patella femoral pain syndrome

by Tom Ham

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 walking/ running, and muscle imbalances/ weaknesses especially in pelvic stabilizing muscles and the inner quad muscle (VMO), causing poor tracking of patella. A systematic review revealed multi-modal physical therapy was clinically beneficial in terms of pain compared to a sham intervention, these included:

·      Hip/ lower limb strengthening

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13 Dec, 2017

Disc Degeneration/ Spondylosis

by Tom Ham

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 day and age, many individuals have degeneration much earlier in life due to previous injuries, motor vehicle accidents and/or poor posture!

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25 Aug, 2016

New Healthspace Clinic in CBD!

by Tom Ham

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 offer will not last very long! (Ends 31/8/16) As for all our gym goers, here are a few simple tips of what NOT to do while training! (Unless you want to come and see us!)

·      Think one glove fits all: Everyone has different genetic capabilities and personal preferences. Finding what works for you is the most important rule.

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