Managing Rotator Cuff Tears

Managing Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff of the shoulder is a commonly injured muscle group, particularly in the older population.The rotator cuff comprises of a group of muscles; Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, Teres Minor (formally functioning as the external rotators) and Subscapularis (the...
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sciatica

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sciatica

Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of severe “burning” type pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The medical term for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy. The majority of sciatica...
Exercising with Respiratory Conditions

Exercising with Respiratory Conditions

People with chronic respiratory diseases such as Asthma and more severe lung disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the umbrella term for emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma, are often less active and have a poorer quality of life....
Why are my knees so noisy?

Why are my knees so noisy?

As physical practitioners we have been increasingly aware of the influence placed on persons on their knee joint noise, formally known as Crepitus. In questioning about their presenting complaint, it is often the first symptom mentioned prior to pain or functional...