Pain

Dry Needling

‘Dry Needling’ is a technique that involves inserting a thin and flexible needle into a muscle to that elicits a response to help it relax. This is often referred to as a ‘twitch’. There are changes to the muscle fibres, electrical activity, chemical releases, and a nervous system response that contributes to this response in

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Whiplash Associated Disorders- what are they? How are they managed?

Whiplash is an increasingly common condition and one where symptoms can prolong, sometimes lasting up to a year. Whiplash associated disorders is an umbrella term describe injuries sustained by a sudden acceleration-deceleration motion, most commonly from a motor vehicle accident. Common symptoms: -Neck pain is the most common -Stiffness -Dizziness -Paraesthesia/anaesthesia -Headaches -Arm pain There

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ACL rehab: “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf”

The rehabilitation process post ACL reconstruction has developed over the years and benefitted from advancements in research. Below is a collated summary of the research review ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf’ Noehren B, Snyder-Mackler L (2020)- which addresses the use of Open Kinetic Chain exercises (the big bad wolf) during the early rehab

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