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The new year can often be a hectic time for Chiropractors and people working in the musculoskeletal health field. After, the typical excesses of the Christmas and New Years festivities, many people make health and fitness related new years resolutions. Evidence has suggested for a long time that activity is essential for physical and even mental health. However, unfortunately, many fitness related new years resolutions become short-lived due to injury. The full article on Sports Injury Prevention, a Myotherapy perspective looks at common injury mechanisms and ways to help avoid them in the first place.
Article written by Terry Davis MChiro, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS.
As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a McTimoney Chiropractor and works as a Myotherapist in Morningside, Brisbane. The author possesses an unusual background for somebody who trained as a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, training, and practical experience span over two decades and relate to health's physical and mental aspects. He has also needed to push his own body and mind to the limits of physical and psychological endurance as part of his time serving in Britain's elite military forces. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Business Management, with a specialisation in psychology and mental health in the workplace, an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic, MChiro and a multitude of soft-tissue therapy qualifications. His soft tissue qualifications range from certificate level right through to a BTEC Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. Terry also has extensive experience in security, work, health and safety and holds relevant certifications. He has also taught as a senior course coach at Advanced Diploma level (Myotherapy / Musculoskeletal Therapy) in Australia, both theoretical and practical aspects including advanced Myofascial Release Techniques and has certification in training and assessment. Terry will have taught many of the first students to train as Myotherapists in Brisbane. Terry's combination of knowledge through education, training, elite military service, and personal injury history has paid dividends for the patients he sees and has treated over the last 15 years. He has extensive experience treating chronic pain and work and sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. Terry is still very active and enjoys distance running, kayaking, mountain biking and endurance-type activities. TotalMSK
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The Human Stress Response and "stressors" Stress is something that affects all living organisms and is an age-old factor of survival and life. Most people view stress as bad for health, yet it can also have a very positive impact on health. The human stress response has proven to be a highly effective survival strategy and one which has existed for as long as humans have walked the earth. The human reaction to stress or a “stressor” has barely changed for as long as we have existed, though times certainly have. Any form of perceived “stressor” can lead to the initiation of a stress response, and a threat does not have to be life-threatening. In modern-day life, the majority of people will probably never encounter a life-threatening situation. Yet, the physical and psychological impacts of stress in the modern world are clear to see. Part one of the full article on Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (1 of 3) delves into what happens physio
How Stress can affect bodily systems The human body is highly efficient and yet as with most things, has to make tradeoffs. Several bodily systems maintain general physical and psychological health and wellbeing. Equally, the various bodily systems require resources to enable these systems to function optimally. Prolonged stress has a direct and detrimental impact on the correct functioning of a number of these bodily systems operating to maintain good health and wellbeing. Part two of the full article on Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (2 of 3) discusses the possible impacts of prolonged and unaddressed stress. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a McTimoney Chiropractor and works as a Myotherapist in Morningside, Brisbane . The au
Bursitis Pain Treatment Bursitis is an MSK condition involving the inflammation of a bursa and named after the involved bursa, such as Trochanteric Bursitis affecting the hip. Bursae exist throughout the body and near joint structures and cushion or reduce the friction between tissues and structures during movement. There are many reasons why a bursa and the surrounding tissues can become inflamed and painful. Once inflamed, it is easy to irritate tissues further, leading to more inflammation, pain and restricted movement. Besides the hip, Subacromial Bursitis of the shoulder is extremely common. Bursitis can resolve quickly enough with the right MSK treatment strategy, though it can easily become chronic if left. The full article about Bursitis pain explains more about the anatomy, possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Bursitis Pain - an MSK Therapy Perspective . Article written by Terry Davis MChiro, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 202