The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

As a Physical Therapist, I’m often asked to reveal the “best” stretches for people to do. And with such an extensive catalog to choose from it can be a daunting question. However, there is one exercise that stands out. And that exercise is the Couch…

Research: Negative Moods Like Sadness & Anger Linked with Inflammation

Research: Negative Moods Like Sadness & Anger Linked with Inflammation

A recent study from Penn State University has looked into the association between negative moods like sadness and anger and inflammation. It’s a highly important area of research considering approximately 17 million adults in America have a major episode of depression per year. This study…

Essential Home Exercise Equipment to Keep You Pain-Free, Strong, & Mobile During COVID-19

Essential Home Exercise Equipment to Keep You Pain-Free, Strong, & Mobile During COVID-19

The Coronavirus has made our world that little bit smaller of late. And the need to take charge of your own pain, health and fitness have never been more important. With direct access to health, medical, and fitness professionals more difficult for the time being,…

7 Tips to Boost Your Immune System Naturally in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

7 Tips to Boost Your Immune System Naturally in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It’s fair to say the world feels a little different at the moment thanks to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Its impact on social events, schools, sports leagues, and even entire countries is very real, and for good reason. With the number of deaths and those fighting…

Research: Resistance Training Is an Effective Treatment for Depression

Research: Resistance Training Is an Effective Treatment for Depression

An Irish systematic review of current research has found resistance training may be a very helpful treatment for depression. And this may be important when we consider the impact depression has on the world today. Many of us have a broad appreciation of what depression…

Why I’m At Odds With Evidence-Based Practice in 2020

Why I’m At Odds With Evidence-Based Practice in 2020

Over the last few years, I’ve been questioning what the term ‘evidence-based practice’ means to me personally and professionally as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). I understand what it is and why it’s important, but I can’t help but feel we’re collectively losing a little perspective.…

Why You Shouldn’t Ice an Injury (or RICE)

Why You Shouldn’t Ice an Injury (or RICE)

Hands up if you try to do the right thing and ice an injury? Even if you don’t, it’s widely known you probably should. After all, decades of Sport’s Medicine have consistently told us this. Icing an injury has been so popular for so long…

Research: Find Better Health and Wellbeing With a Small Dose of Nature

Research: Find Better Health and Wellbeing With a Small Dose of Nature

Do you want to improve your sense of good health and wellbeing? Well, the results of a recent study suggest it may be as simple as spending more time outside in natural environments. However the western world can make this difficult. Our lives are more…

Research: Tattoos Effect Your Ability to Sweat

Research: Tattoos Effect Your Ability to Sweat

Tattoos and body art are now big business. The tattoo industry alone is pushing $2 billion in yearly income, which has almost doubled over the last 10 years. Interestingly, tattoo removal makes up one-third of that figure – and steadily increasing each year. 14.5% of…

What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

Before we discuss Fibromyalgia, I want to start things off with a quick disclaimer. The information in this article draws from my clinical experience as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). It’s what I’ve come to understand actively trying to solve the Fibromyalgia puzzle for my patients.…