A fantastic infomercial regarding low back pain by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom – a lot of food for thought.

Individuals with back pain – you are not alone. Whilst some of these messages will not be relevant to all, it is important to realise back pain does not have to be debilitating and is quite often easily managed. Some simple messages that can assist in managing your back pain: Back pain does not necessarily…

A recent study by Herzog et al. (2016) looked into the reliability of MRI scans of the lower back. In this study one patient was taken to 10 different radiology clinics for an MRI of their lower back, all within 3-weeks of each other. The findings were quite remarkable. From the 10 MRI scans: 49…

Why do people come and see a Physiotherapist? Typically it is because they are experiencing pain and want to be pain free. Therefore all a Physiotherapist needs to do is get rid of the thing that is causing the pain. Simple, right? Wrong! Pain is an extremely delicate, misunderstood, frustrating symptom. Everyone experiences pain on…

The false truths of imaging the spine Did you know an MRI of your spine can be extremely misleading? If you take people without back pain and put them through a CT scan and MRI, you get some surprising results. 37% of 20 year olds, 80% of 50 year olds, 96% of 80 year olds…

Do you have lower limb tendon pain? Tendon pain can be debilitating and have a massive effect on your ability to go about your day-to-day activities, let alone go out and exercise. The medical industry is full of “do’s and don’t’s” when it comes to managing tendons but finally we have streamlined information that suggests…

10 truths of back pain Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal condition in the world. Its social, physical and economic impact is incredible. In fact somewhere between 8 and 9 people out of every 10 that read this will experience back pain at some point during their life. Back pain can be very painful…

Finding the balance Finding the balance between training load and tissue capacity is a very important topic that all patients should understand. Unbalance in this balance is often a leading cause of overuse and degenerative injuries. At Phase 4 Performance & Physiotherapy our highly trained Physiotherapists have extended knowledge in training loads and have had…

As you may or may not know, we operate from the incredible EMF Performance Centre. This is no ordinary ‘gym’, this is a state of the art facility that has been built from the ground up. With some of the most futuristic equipment and performance tracking software and applications it is equipped for even the…

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