Therapies

The latest therapies (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, rehabilitation and pain management.

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

A Sydney-based research organisation named Neura is behind a trial aiming to test whether brain training is an effective treatment for back pain. Aptly named, RESOLVE, this medical trial is testing...

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

2016 is going to be the year the treatment of back pain changes forever. A study by Dr Victor May from the University of Vermont confirms what researchers have long...

Exercise and rehabilitation: the right tools for back pain management

Exercise and rehabilitation: the right tools for back pain management

The very best therapy for back pain is exercise. The kind of exercise will look a bit different for everybody and every taste. However, to maintain strength, flexibility and bone...

UK no longer recommends acupuncture for back pain; will Australia be next?

UK no longer recommends acupuncture for back pain; will Australia be next?

In March 2016, the NHS, the body responsible for all health care in the UK, has released draft guidelines which reverse their advice on the treatment of back pain in...

Combat back pain with meditation

Combat back pain with meditation

Imagine having the power to reduce your own pain levels! A study written about in Scientific American shows Buddhist Monks well practiced in meditation are actually able to control the...

Research shows customised physical therapy relieves back pain

Research shows customised physical therapy relieves back pain

New research has put customised physical therapy as a method of treatment for back pain to the test. Since being published in the prestigious British Medical Journal in October 2015...

Here’s what you can do to avoid and manage joint pain

Here’s what you can do to avoid and manage joint pain

Joints can be a really big pain. They swell up, ache and hurt. Not so long ago joint pain was an “old person” problem. But not anymore. With longer lifespans...

Massage and back pain: what sporting teams know

Massage and back pain: what sporting teams know

There is a very good reason why elite sporting teams have masseurs on the payroll.  Because they want the scientifically proven benefits that massage brings to keep players strong on...

Low back pain in pregnancy and the benefits of osteopathy

Low back pain in pregnancy and the benefits of osteopathy

Pregnancy produces so many changes throughout a woman’s body that you wouldn’t expect, and back pain is one of them. Did you know that just under half of all pregnant...

Using platelet rich plasma therapy to treat osteoarthritis

Using platelet rich plasma therapy to treat osteoarthritis

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy is becoming increasingly popular in Australia for the treatment of mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

Roundworm could be the answer to treating your nerve injury

Roundworm could be the answer to treating your nerve injury

Scientists from the University of Queensland have discovered the molecular mechanisms that allow severed nerves in roundworms to fuse back together may hold the secret to treating nerve injuries in...

The link between back pain and depression

The link between back pain and depression

More than 50% of Australians living with back pain develop mental health issues after having chronic pain, according to a leading orthopaedic surgeon from the Western Australian Institute for Medical...

Beyond medicine: Treating pain outside the doctor's office

Beyond medicine: Treating pain outside the doctor's office

Just as technology is evolving to provide new opportunities for managing pain, so is the mainstream acceptance of alternative therapies in treating the cause and symptoms of pain in a drug-free, non-invasive manner.

Alternative Therapy Expectations Affect Results

Patients who expect acupuncture or massage to work wonders for their back pain seem to improve more than patients who have lower expectations, according to a report. Dr. Donna Kalauokalani...

Osteoporosis & Exercise

Osteoporosis is a disorder characterised by a reduction in bone mass causing the skeleton to become increasingly fragile. The more fragile bone is, the greater the risk of fractures. Throughout...

Pilates

Pilates has become increasingly popular recently as an alternative to the more traditional methods of exercise, thanks to more sports stars and celebrities singing its praises. However, Pilates (or the...

Studies Find Acupuncture Safe When Done Skillfully

In one of the studies, both of which are published in the September 1st issue of the British Medical Journal, investigators calculated the number of side effects in over 34,000...

Cost of Osteoarthritis Care Reduced By Exercise

Although the most common approach to treating the pain of knee osteoarthritis is with anti-inflammatory drugs, the medications have little effect on disability or the disease process. Health-care practitioners often...

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