Return to Play After Symptomatic Lumbar Disc: Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment

By Dr Andrew Ullo   Lumbar disc problems are common in athletes, and the decision to undergo surgery or not can have a significant impact on return to play. The objective of treatment is to relieve pain, improve function, and allow the athlete to return to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.  …

preventing injury

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports and this is especially true for footballers. As Football is the world’s most popular sport, it’s then no surprise that the rate of injuries is exceptionally high. In particular, muscle injuries are the most common type of injury for footballers, especially hamstrings. These…

What’s all the hype around ice baths?

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor)   You may be wondering why you’re suddenly seeing so much hype around ice baths. They seem to be the latest health trend and the new promise to cure all ailments.    I’ve summed up some info as what the premise behind ice baths are and if they may help…

How Chiropractic Can Benefit People That Need To Sit A Lot For Office workers

By Dr Khapil Narula (Chiropractor)   As a society, we spend a lot of time sitting at desks in front of computers. In fact, the average office worker spends approximately 7 hours a day in a seated position. This prolonged posture can lead to a number of health issues, including back pain, neck pain, headaches,…

More Training Sessions Before Returning To Play Reduces The Risk Of Re-injury

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Re-injuries are a frequent frustration for anyone playing sports. The temptation to put your boots on after an injury is overwhelming. You’ve had your treatments, you’ve followed your rehab program and been given your recovery schedule, but feel that no-one knows your body better than you do and you…

The Foam Roller – A Love-Hate Relationship

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling is like a deep tissue massage that you give to your own muscles. It’s a type of soft-tissue therapy that focuses on connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is tissue that connects with your muscles, bones, and ligaments to provide support throughout your entire body. When fascia works properly,…

Should We Take A Break From Football ?

Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Throughout Europe most elite football leagues have a winter break that coincides with the middle of the football season. Yet, in England there is no scheduled winter break. The effect of the absence of a winter break on injury rates has not been looked at.  In 2018, one study aimed…

Is pelvic pain during pregnancy normal and how is it treated?

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor)   Pelvic pain during pregnancy is common but should not be accepted as normal.   Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is more common and results in greater disability than low back pain during pregnancy. It is most common towards the third trimester and is often misdiagnosed.   What is pelvic girdle…

hip and groin injury

Does a decrease in Hip ROM contribute to Hip and Groin Injuries in soccer players?

By Dr. Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Hip and groin injuries account for 10-15% of all soccer related injuries and 11-16% of the time-loss injuries in soccer. Unfortunately, a small number of these injuries can become chronic and lead to early retirement. Range of motion (ROM) has been identified as a risk factor for groin pain.…

Dry Needling

Dry Needling in a Nutshell

Dry Needling Aka trigger point therapy is an effective technique that uses the insertion of acupuncture needles to release trigger points in your muscles. Trigger points are located in soft-tissue, primarily in bands of tightened muscle fibres. They often develop as a consequence of acute or repetitive strain, overtraining, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or disease.   Dry Needling…