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Bursitis pain, symptoms, causes, treatment - an MSK Therapy perspective

Bursitis pain, symptoms, causes, treatment - an MSK Therapy perspective

Bursitis is a condition that typically results in pain and restricted joint mobility. All joint structures have bursae within or near the joint complex, and these are small fluid-filled pads. Bursae reduce the levels of friction between bones and other soft tissues. Some of the more complicated joints such as the shoulder, knee or hip have many bursae. A bursa can become inflamed for many reasons, and when this happens, it is called bursitis. Two commonly seen types of bursitis in an MSK Therapy clinic affect the shoulder and hip. Subacromial bursitis of the shoulder and trochanteric bursitis of the hip are just two examples. The full article covers more detail on the possible causes of bursitis and MSK therapy treatment options.

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 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.

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