chronic pain

Diagnosing Your Pain


Diagnosing Your Pain Diagnosing Your Pain – History & Assessment Not all pain is the same. There are a few key types of pain and they all require different treatment approaches, so our first job is to work out what sort of pain you have. Is it pain [...]

Diagnosing Your Pain2018-11-30T15:50:34+10:00

Back Pain and Pilates


Debilitating back pain of some form will affect 80% of us in our lifetime. It’s also the biggest cause of incapacity for people under 50. Back pain can vary quite a bit but generally includes aching or stiffness anywhere along the spine. Depending on the cause it may include a radiating pain that you feel [...]

Back Pain and Pilates2020-01-30T13:46:15+10:00

Musculoskeletal Pain


Pain, at a physiological level, is stimulation of nerve endings (nociceptive) either by chemical or mechanical means. This commonly occurs through injury and its purpose is to inform us of tissue damage. The causes of musculoskeletal pain are varied. Muscle tissue can be damaged with the wear and tear from daily activities. Trauma to an [...]

Musculoskeletal Pain2020-03-02T12:33:47+10:00

Kotan Japanese Acupuncture


Musculoskeletal pain has a great many causes. Accidents and injuries are the most obvious culprits but there are often systemic contributors to any recurrent or chronic musculoskeletal pain. Things like hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, anxiety, depression and insomnia are all common contributors to pain. There is good evidence to support the idea that acupuncture can [...]

Kotan Japanese Acupuncture2020-03-02T12:19:51+10:00