What is Sciatica, and how can I treat sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness. It is often felt in the low back and back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and originates from the spinal segments in […]
“Private Health insurance” means you pay money to a Private Health Insurance fund on a regular basis, and then they provide ‘rebates’ on specific services, so you only have to pay part of the total cost of the service. See list below of examples of Private Health Insurance Funds. In your Private Health Insurance, you […]
At Aspire Physiotherapy, we often see people develop injuries, as a result of having poor core strength and posture. Everyday in the clinic we educate people on why it’s so important to maintain your strength, and teach them how to go about strengthening the key muscles. Yes there is often a LOT of information for […]
You’ve sprained your ankle, hurt your back, or pulled a hamstring, and you’ve done the right thing and booked in to see a physio. It’s going to take at least a few weeks to sort this out, and suddenly a few weeks seems like a REALLY LONG TIME when you can’t even walk properly. ARGH […]
The spine is a misunderstood creature. The spine is an engineering masterpiece (well done Mother Nature!) with amazing design features. The careful shape of the bones (vertebrae) carries our weight and protects the delicate spinal cord, while the discs cushion force as we move. The ligaments and muscles re-inforce this pillar of strength, allowing us […]
Welcome spring without injuring yourself. Gardening is a fantastic way of keeping active and caring for your body, mind and soul.
Many injuries we see in the clinic are partly due to people not moving enough on a regular basis. Perhaps they are sitting for long hours.
Anti-inflammatory gels are readily seen on TV commercials and available at your chemist, and if you are wondering how do they work, you are not alone! This is a very common question, frequently asked in clinic. Anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) topical gels work by the same process as orally taken NSAIDs. They reduced pain and inflammation by […]