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Chronic Pain - A MSK Therapist Perspective

Chronic Pain and Treatment  Chronic Pain can arise for many reasons and is not fully understood. Many types of injury can become chronic in that symptoms persist for longer than three months and sometimes years. In most cases, tissues heal as "normal" after trauma, and we are not likely to notice the subtle changes an injury may create. After all, tissue healing is a repair and not new or regenerated tissue, equivalent to the original uninjured tissue. However, the body and other tissues naturally adapt to these changes. Tissues can only correctly heal if they have the right healing environment, including protection from further injury. It is relatively easy for conditions to worsen and become chronic if a healing environment does not exist. Trauma can impact many tissues and structures, and one area can affect others (biotensegrity). Although one area may heal, it may not function as well as it should, affecting the healing of other regions. Although the human body is extrem

Finding a good, ethical, musculoskeletal - MSK professional

Finding a good, ethical, MSK professional Finding a good, ethical, and morale musculoskeletal professional or therapist can prove challenging. There is a vast area of therapists working within the musculoskeletal field of health, often with vastly differing training, education and experience. Although areas of the Musculoskeletal (MSK) field are regulated, and professional associations offer a form of voluntary regulation, virtually anybody can set themselves up to work with the general public. The author has worked in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) health sector for over fifteen years and is aware of some unethical and dubious practices at play within the field. Some of those practices have related to individuals operating within regulated areas, under voluntary regulation or practitioners with no form of regulation. The author wrote this article for several reasons and in part to help patients make better-informed decisions regarding the behaviours, characteristics, training and education

Neck Pain - a Brisbane Myotherapists perspective

Neck Pain Treatment Neck Pain, much like Back Pain, is an age-old problem. However, there would appear to be increased incidences of Neck Pain, which appear to be partially attributable to our modern way of life. Terms such as “Text Neck” have also become popular, and the press has regular articles about smart devices and increasing incidences of neck-related pain. Admittedly, modern-day living for many people involves significant amounts of time using smart devices and minimal movement. Equally, neck pain can often coincide with shoulder pain, upper back pain and even tension or migraine-type headaches. The article “ Neck Pain - a Myotherapy perspective ” explains strategies to help avoid or limit the occurrences of neck pain and more. 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 

Back Pain - A Myotherapist's perspective, causes, treatment

Back Pain Treatment Back pain is an age-old problem and one which unfortunately most people will experience at some point in life. Episodes of back pain can vary, as can severity and possible cause. The human spine consists of a highly complicated combination of joint structures and soft-tissues. Pain-free and unrestricted mobility relies on each section of the spine, being able to move or function correctly. Overall movement within the spine relies on "coupled-motion", and each section has a direct impact on others within the spinal column. A restriction in one segment will impact segments above and below (see Biotensegrity article ), which may or may not result in pain or aching. The article Back Pain - A Myotherapy perspective explores this in more detail along with possible causes, symptoms and 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 Chiropract

Sports Injury Prevention, a Myotherapist’s perspective

New Years - Sports Injury Prevention 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 pos

Basic Running Injury Preventive Measures

Basic Running Injury Prevention Measures Besides unforeseen mishaps in life, many injuries are preventable in a wide range of non-contact sports. Many of the principles in the full Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventative Measures article equally apply to other sports, general exercise and rehabilitation after an injury. It is also important to realise that there are times where we all may need some outside professional help too. Even top-level athletes who have every aspect of their training monitored carefully, regularly get external help. However, there is still a great deal we can do ourselves in terms of self-maintenance and injury prevention risk management. The full article  Basic Running / Sports Injury Preventative Measures - a Myotherapy perspective   goes into more detail on simple measures that we can all take to help avoid some unnecessary injuries.  Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st