3 Best Osteitis Pubis Rehabilitation Options

What is osteitis pubis?  ‘Ost’ refers to bone, ‘itis’ refers to inflammation and ‘pubis’ is the bone in the hip that connects the hips together at the front of your body. When we put it together osteitis pubis just means inflammation of the pubis bone. This pain is often felt in the middle of yourContinue reading “3 Best Osteitis Pubis Rehabilitation Options”

#1 Guide For Personal Training For People With Back Injuries

The muscles of your lower back are responsible for movement, postural control and support. They work alongside your bones and ligaments to allow for functional movements and keep you upright throughout the day. When these lower back muscles are sustained in an awkward position, experience an unexpected movement or are overexerted they can tighten, whichContinue reading “#1 Guide For Personal Training For People With Back Injuries”

5 Patella Tendonitis Exercises For Athletes

Patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap (also known as the patellar) to your shin bone. This tendon becomes inflamed and irritated causing discomfort below and above the kneecap area. This can be due to repetitive movements that have created an increase in load on the tendon beyondContinue reading “5 Patella Tendonitis Exercises For Athletes”

3 Tips for Muscle Spasm Relief

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. A spasm can be painful and can last for a few seconds and potentially recur several times before disappearing. They can occur within any muscle of theContinue reading “3 Tips for Muscle Spasm Relief”

4 Tips for Thenar Muscle Pain Relief

What is the thenar muscle? The thenar eminence is located on both hands and is commonly referred to as the ‘thumb pad’. The thenar eminence is comprised of 3 muscles: abductor pollicis brevis, flexor pollicis brevis and the opponens pollicis.  Muscle Origin Insertion Movement Abductor pollicis brevis Trapezium tubercle. Flexor retinaculum. Scaphoid tubercle. Lateral sideContinue reading “4 Tips for Thenar Muscle Pain Relief”

6 Stretches to Help With Lower Back Muscle Spasm Pain

It is estimated that 1 in 6 Australians have lower back pain. There are many factors which may result in lower back pain, one of the most common being muscle spasm. A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of your muscles. This can result in a loss of range, pain at the site of theContinue reading “6 Stretches to Help With Lower Back Muscle Spasm Pain”

#1 Guide to Hormone Changes Pre and Post Pregnancy.

There is a lot of change that happens throughout the duration of pregnancy. These changes can vary from physical symptoms such as food cravings to emotional symptoms such as mood-swings. All these changes are due to rapid changes within the hormone levels of your body. With the birth of your baby, all these bodily changesContinue reading “#1 Guide to Hormone Changes Pre and Post Pregnancy.”

What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?

The popliteus is a deep muscle located behind your knee. Its function is to assist with knee flexion (bending) by ‘unlocking’ the joint through internal and external rotation of femur on the tibia bone. During walking, the popliteus externally rotates as the tibia comes in contact with the ground within the gait cycle. The tibiaContinue reading “What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?”

What Does Pre And Post Natal Exercise Involve?

Exercise is fantastic to physically strengthen your muscles; lose weight and raise your energy levels. Mentally, exercise can relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression. It is understandable as a new mother that you will have limited time to exercise. At any opportunity you get 5 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise! However,Continue reading “What Does Pre And Post Natal Exercise Involve?”

5 Groin Strain Rehabilitation Exercises

What is groin strain? A groin strain usually involves a tear or injury to the muscles of the inner thigh. You may feel pain, decreased strength within the legs, weakness, tightness, stiffness, cramps, swelling, bruising, limping or difficulty with walking or running. Pain may be apparent on certain actions such as raising the knee andContinue reading “5 Groin Strain Rehabilitation Exercises”