We have to admit, sugar does not have the best reputation. Despite being delicious, sugar has often been demonised by media personalities who argue that it makes us fat, sick, that it is a poison and is slowly killing us. That said, the majority of us regularly consume sugar. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians consume about the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar per day. Sugar cravings are often responsible for our late night binges and the inevitable sugar crash afterwards. The picture looks very bleak, but is sugar really that bad for us? Are the media personalities right in their crusade against sugar?
Anatomy The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) combines the sacrum bone (the tailbone) and the ilium bone (the bone above your hip in your bottom). The long dorsal ligament travels over the SIJ, while other nearby ligaments include the sacrotuberus ligament, the iliolumbar ligaments and the sacroiliac ligaments. Key muscles is this area include the gluteus medium, […]
At Total Physiocare, we treat countless runners presenting with injuries that could have easily been prevented. Hence, we have developed a gap FREE running injury screening tool with the ultimate aim of identifying those that are at risk of injury before an injury strikes! Whether you’re a casual runner or elite athlete, this assessment is appropriate for you.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (also referred to as radial styloid tenosynovitis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. The condition is defined as inflammation of the synovium of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons as they pass at the level of the radial styloid of the wrist.
The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that connects your mandible (jaw) with the temporal bones of your skull which sit in front of your ear. It allows you to move your jaw side to side and up and down so as you can eat, talk and yawn. Pain caused by the TMJ is referred to as TMJ disorder.
Eating healthily isn’t just about maintaining a healthy weight or building lean body mass. Recent studies reported that good nutrition is also essential for our mental health. In this post I will provide my top 5 tips on using nutrition to benefit your mental health.
Pain in the lower back is extremely common and is responsible for a large number of visits to health professionals. It is estimated that 70-90% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. As common as low back pain is however, it is avoidable in most cases and not normal.
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Shoulder impingement is not a specific condition, rather more of a symptom of possible shoulder injuries. It can be a symptom in a rotator cuff injury, labral injury, shoulder instability, biceps tendinopathy, improper scapula control and bone spurs.
The GLA:D® program (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms.