Rotator Cuff Tears – Rehab and Prevention

By Dr Maddy Witt (Chiropractor)   Did you know that rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain?   Think about all the activities you’ve done today that have involve your shoulder. Maybe you brushed your teeth this morning. Some of you might have reached overhead to get to a shelf…

What’s Better For You – Static Or Dynamic Stretching ?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Stretching is a common exercise that is often used to improve flexibility and range of motion, and to prevent injury. However, the type of stretching that is performed, as well as the duration and frequency of stretching, can impact the effects of stretching on the body.   Static stretching…

Can Shockwave Therapy Kick Away Heel Pain?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Heel pain, particularly caused by plantar fasciitis, can be a real stumbling block in our daily lives. Walking, running, or even standing become excruciating tasks. Thankfully, advancements in medical treatments have brought us a promising solution: shockwave therapy.   In this blog, we’ll dive into the depths of this…

Unraveling the Knots: Understanding Trigger Points and the Road to Relief

By Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Have you ever experienced a tight knot of pain in your muscles that just won’t let go? These stubborn, sensitive spots are known as trigger points. They can cause localized pain and even refer pain to other areas of the body.   Lets now look into the fascinating world of…

Are Massage Guns Any Good? Exploring the Evidence and Benefits

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Massage guns have become increasingly popular as a self-treatment tool for muscle recovery and relaxation. These handheld devices claim to offer the benefits of a deep tissue massage in the comfort of your own home. But are massage guns really effective? Let’s explore the evidence and benefits of massage…

Is Sleep Important For Your Musculoskeletal Health? Yes!

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor)   Many key physiological functions occur during sleep which help to improve recovery & reduce the risk of injury. Muscle Repair and Growth: During sleep, the body releases growth hormone, essential for muscle repair and rebuilding. Inflammation Reduction: Sleep regulates the body’s inflammatory response, aiding healing and reducing muscle inflammation.…

What Is Shockwave Therapy And Can It Help With My Injury?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help alleviate pain and promote healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. It is often used to treat conditions such as bursitis and tendinopathy, which are common causes of chronic pain and discomfort.   Bursitis is a condition…

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.  …

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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…