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…

Just Hurt Your Back? Here’s a 7-Step Acute Back Pain Action Plan!

Just Hurt Your Back? Here’s a 7-Step Acute Back Pain Action Plan!

The onset of any acute back pain injury can be as daunting and tricky as it is common. Staggeringly, over 60% of people will experience an episode of acute low back pain in their lifetime. And not only do you have to figure out how…

Hip Bursitis: Why Low Back Dysfunction is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Hip Bursitis: Why Low Back Dysfunction is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

The best treatment for hip bursitis involves specifically treating the hip… or so I used to think. As a Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist), I’m passionate about trying to better understand the root cause of common musculoskeletal injuries. Not that the medical industry does a bad job…

Why the Cause of Tight Chest Muscles is a Stiff Upper Back

Why the Cause of Tight Chest Muscles is a Stiff Upper Back

On the surface, treatment for tight chest muscles is well-defined. All you need is a consistent stretching regime to loosen those tight chest muscles up over time. It a no-brainer, right? But, what if I was to suggest that there’s more to tight chest muscles…

101 Proven Physical Therapy Tips to Conquer Pain & Reclaim Function (2020)

101 Proven Physical Therapy Tips to Conquer Pain & Reclaim Function (2020)

As an experienced Physical Therapist, I’ve come to understand many things about the body, its mechanics, injury and the recovery process. Some things I’ve learned from gifted people, and others I’ve worked hard to figure out for myself. The bottom line, however, is that each…

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.…

The Marc Pro: 14 Unique Benefits to Revolutionize Your Rehab & Recovery

The Marc Pro: 14 Unique Benefits to Revolutionize Your Rehab & Recovery

How familiar are you with the Marc Pro device? If the answer is “not very” and you value fitness and performance then you’re hopefully in for a treat. The Marc Pro is a tool you need to at least be familiar with going forward for…

Are Your Headaches Neck-Related? How to Self-Diagnose and Treat at Home

Are Your Headaches Neck-Related? How to Self-Diagnose and Treat at Home

Do you suffer from headaches? More importantly, do you feel like they’re under control? If like many, you experience regular headaches you’ll know how debilitating they can be. Particularly when they create such a handbrake on your capacity to think, be social and happy. So…

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…

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

The modern world looks a little different to the one we inherited 20-30 years ago. And the demands on the human body have shifted. The rise of technology and a sedentary lifestyle presents a unique set of musculoskeletal challenges for us to overcome. A battle…