What Is Knee Osteoarthritis?

By Genevieve Smith On 20th Nov' 2015

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Knee osteoarthritis (“arthritis” for short) is a joint condition where the cushioning tissue between the bones was worn away. Without this cushion in between the bones, the ends of the bones begin to suffer damage. Without an adequate layer of cartilage between them, the jarring impact of walking or moving can cause pain; likewise, in….

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What Is Facet Joint Dysfunction?

By Genevieve Smith On 3rd Nov' 2015

Facet Joint

Facet joint dysfunction is a condition where one of the small joints between and behind vertebrae has been traumatized. The facet joint assists you in bending your spine, especially when you bend it to the side or backwards. Normally the facet joints are coated with cartilage and slide around without any problem; however, when the….

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What is a Slipped Disc?

By Genevieve Smith On 22nd Oct' 2015


Between the bones in your back (called “vertebrae”) you have rings of tough rubbery material. These rings bend and flex as you move your back. Sometimes these rings develop a weakness in their outer portion and the softer inner portion will push out (this is called a “herniation”), resulting in a slipped disc. When you….

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Shoulder Impingement: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

By Genevieve Smith On 12th Oct' 2015

Shoulder Impingement

Do you have pain in your shoulder or difficulty moving your arm through its full range of motion?  Do you experience weakness in the shoulder and an inability to reach upwards behind your back or over your head?  If you have one or more of these symptoms you may be suffering from shoulder impingement. What….

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How to Set Up an Ergonomic Workstation

By Genevieve Smith On 23rd Sep' 2015


By now you’ve probably heard that extended periods of sitting can be hazardous to your health.  Some have gone so far as to claim that “sitting is the new smoking.”  So, assuming that you cannot drop your desk job and take up a career in physical fitness, what can you do to ameliorate the effects….

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What is frozen shoulder?

By Genevieve Smith On 15th Sep' 2015


Frozen shoulder may include a number of different symptoms. You may suffer stiffness, loss of movement, and pain in your shoulder. You will not necessarily have all three of these symptoms at once or even at all, as each shoulder injury is different and will involve varying degrees of some (or all) of the symptoms…..

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How Pilates Can Relieve Your Back Pain

By Genevieve Smith On 13th Aug' 2015


Do you suffer from recurring back pain that nags and won’t go away? Here at Biomechanics On Brunswick, we know how common back pain is to say many people. Back pain can result from a long list of causes and can even result from your natural body alignment. In almost any case, the road to….

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5 Simple Habits to Improve Work Place Posture

By Genevieve Smith On 10th Aug' 2015

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Is your 9 to 5 affecting your ability to enjoy your time off the clock? If you spend a large part of every day in an office, sitting down at a desk, there’s a good chance your posture and habits may be affecting how your body feels even after you leave the office. We here….

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Why does my back hurt?

By Genevieve Smith On 20th May' 2015


There are a multitude of reasons women can develop back pain during and after pregnancy. One of these relates to changes in hormone levels which can alter the physiology of muscles, joints and ligaments. Other contributors to back pain during pregnancy include weight gain, spinal alignment, decreased activity levels and a shift in centre of….

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What Is Dry Needling?

By Genevieve Smith On 10th Apr' 2015


You may have heard the term ‘dry needling’ being bandied around the office whilst your colleagues exchange stories about their experiences with their physiotherapist, but what is dry needling exactly? There seems to be some confusion about the difference between dry needling and acupuncture which is not surprising given both practices use the same instrument…..

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