The Little Known Benefits Of Incidental Exercise

    How much physical activity are you doing each week?   As a nation we are not doing so well… In fact, most of us do not come anywhere near the expected activity levels for health… highlighted in this 2016 epidemiological study of the total physical activity and strength exercise behaviour of 9345 Australians. The study concluded that… “The large majority of Australian adults do not meet the full physical activity guidelines and/or reported excessive sedentary behaviours.” Only 18.6% met the strength training guidelines… This begs the question…“are we becoming less active and chronically underloaded as a nation?” What … Continue reading

11 Mind Blowing Facts About Your Shoulder Pain

Watch this 3 minute video and rediscover your amazing powers of resilience in the face of shoulder pain…     #1. Pain is an alarm which is meant to protect you. Alarms want you to do something! #2. Pain is poorly related to tissue damage. It’s okay to have a few ‘grey hairs’ on the inside as well… Most rotator cuff tears could be considered normal ageing. Imaging cannot tell us where the pain is coming from… #3. Pain is more about ‘sensitivity’ than damage. Pain is often a poor guide to what’s wrong, where and how bad is it? … Continue reading

Is Your Subacromial Bursitis Keeping You Up At Night?

Subacromial (shoulder) bursitis is a common reason for shoulder pain and often associated with other shoulder pathology e.g. rotator cuff tendinopathy, subacromial impingement and shoulder instability. Put simply, bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. There are approximately 8-12 bursa in and around the shoulder with the subacromial, sub-deltoid, subcoracoid and subscapular bursae being the most commonly irritated and referred to in the literature. The normal function of the bursae is to act like the oil in the engine of your car; lubricating and protecting moving parts. Usually we are blissfully unaware of their existence (the oil and the bursa) until … Continue reading