Wellness Embodied Blog

What is Bursitis you ask? Inflammation of the bursa.  Well… what is a bursa? A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that acts like a shock-absorber between soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) and bone. The role of the bursa is to reduce friction and assist optimal joint movement. So how does a bursa become inflamed? Overuse, impact, or poor biomechanics can cause irritation and inflammation of the bursa, causing it to fill with excess fluid. The bursa then becomes a source of pain, and can interrupt normal movement. This can lead to a vicious cycle of altered biomechanics causing

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Thank you for attending Wellness Embodied for treatment yesterday. As you will see from some of your treatment plan, comprehensive pain and injury management includes future prevention of pain and is a long term strategy for improving your wellbeing and quality of life. Below are the ways you may feel today after your first visit. Please email or call us at any time with questions and we’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. You feel FANTASTIC! Great! The majority of our clients experience symptom relief soon after treatment. We aim to offload painful tissues and areas,

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One of the first videos made by Suzanne, practice principal of Wellness Embodied, this knee taping video shows a little known technique for taping the Iliotibial band, as well as one of our favourite taping techniques- a variation on the McConnell tape for patellofemoral pain. There are many benefits of tape. Pain relief Offloading sensitised nerves (such as referred pain down the arm or leg, or following a whiplash injury) Stimulating muscle activity in deep anti- gravity muscles- correcting the muscle imbalances that research now shows is responsible for many pains. Postural correction. In the early days of the practice,

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Awww, little people! Physiotherapy in paediatrics is a huge area, which includes kids with respiratory conditions (more on these to come in a future post- in fact, some of the best responders to chest physiotherapy are little babies in intensive care, whose conditions can change rapidly), neurological conditions (such as cerebral palsy, poor development, etc.) and your general sprains and strains. One of the nicest physio jobs I’ve known of in paediatrics belonged to a friend of mine who worked solely with blind children- because they were lacking the key sense of sight, they failed to develop as quickly as

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Damage to the nervous system occurs for a number of reasons. Trauma to the brain before or during birth can produce a series of changes in a baby which are grouped under the blanket term of Cerebral Palsy. All age groups can suffer from spinal cord or head injuries due to accidents. Older adults often fall victim to debilitating neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, or can suffer from CVAs (Cerebrovascular accidents, commonly known as a stroke). Because the nervous system is responsible for regulation of everything in the body, the effects of damage to it are variable – they

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