Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) are defined as soft tissue injuries that result from “an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck” (Pastakia & Kumar, 2011). These types of injuries are most commonly seen as the result of rear-end or side- impact motor vehicle accidents but can also occur through other circumstances.
The Lisfranc Joint
The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The bones are held in place by connective tissues (ligaments) that stretch both across and down the foot. This is important for maintaining proper alignment and strength of the joint.
When a client comes into one of our pain management programs, their injury, pain and related symptoms are comprehensively assessed to ensure a tailored individualised program can be provided. One scale administered is called the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) (1). The scale looks at the concept of “self-efficacy.” Psychologist Albert Bandura defined self-efficacy as: "how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations.”(2) Another way of understanding self-efficacy, might be whether someone moves toward obstacles/challenges, or whether they move away from them.
Chronic pain, otherwise referred to as persistent pain, is a phrase often used to describe conditions that have lasted a significant period, often more than 3 months, and represents a pain related problem where a significant proportion fail to resolve... Read more
Much has been written about persistent pain conditions in adults and the recommendations for clinical management. However, it is understood that such conditions also impact an adolescent population and it is important to understand these conditions and to investigate appropriate management.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a complex clinical presentation caused by the irritation, compression or traction of the nerves, arteries or veins that pass through the thoracic outlet, a small anatomical space between the clavicle (collarbone), first rib and cervical spine vertebra
Physiotherapy in many cases can be effective for treatment of this condition
Ankle sprains are a very common physical injury. They are prevalent in running sports but can also occur in the home, community or workplace. Many dismiss sprains as simple injuries that will recover on their own, however there is scientific evidence to show that physiotherapy and rehabilitation can improve your recovery and reduce your risk of ongoing problems. Read more...