How to Relieve Neck Pain

Neck pain is never an easy thing to manage. It can feel particularly intense compared to other areas of musculoskeletal pain due to its close proximity to our locus of attention and most of our senses (sight, hearing, smell etc).  Because we use our neck in almost every movement in daily life, neck pain (acute […]

What Causes Neck Pain 

Now before I get started, it’s important to know that the experience of neck pain is extremely common. It’s the second most common area of musculoskeletal pain. Around 50% of people will experience it at some point in their life. Just like lower back pain, neck pain can appear episodically, fluctuate in severity and persist for long periods. The […]

Will Neck Pain Go Away

The first thought that comes to mind once you’ve injured yourself or started feeling pain is ‘will this go away?’ or ‘how long will this last?’. Neck pain in particular is especially unpleasant, it can limit almost every basic activity in our daily lives. Whether it’s just rolling over in bed, lifting our coffee cup […]

The Best Exercises for Neck Pain

Our bodies are meant to move. One of the biggest contributors to musculoskeletal pain generally is inactivity. When you consider our evolutionary past, and how we live currently. It’s no wonder many of us have an abundance of aches and pains.  And yet, many of us ignore these or seek medical treatments or massages or […]

Neck Pain and Nausea

In my experience, a sick feeling in the stomach associated with a sore neck can have a few different explanations.  Worst case scenario tends to point towards ligament damage at the top of the neck, and is more associated with severe trauma (high-speed car crash, head high tackles, head first falls/dives) – see ‘when is […]

Neck pain that is burning

Whether you’ve sat too close to a campfire, copped a face full of steam in the kitchen or have ventured back into the sun whilst still sunburnt… experiencing a burning sensation is not ideal! What about when you feel this burning sensation without an obvious reason? If this scenario sounds familiar then don’t worry… I’ll […]

Who to see with neck pain

If you’re suffering neck pain then you know far too well the huge impact it can have on your life.  Neck pain hits all the notes… emotionally, socially and economically. Frustrating, isolating and restricting. It can keep you from doing the things you love to do. It can interfere with your ability to mingle with […]

Neck Pain and Dizziness

There are lots of different conditions that can cause you to get dizzy, but it so happens that your neck can be a major contributor. Generally what you’re looking for is your neck pain and your dizziness to come on and go away together. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. If your […]

Run faster, for longer and with fewer injuries!

Over 5 million Aussies choose to run for exercise. Most choose to for the health benefits, affordability and convenience but then there are some that just love to run. Crazily, 50-70% of runners will get injured every year. Mastering your running technique is the best way to reduce your injury risk. However, if you Google […]

Does surgery fix the mind or the meniscus? 

The mind is a powerful healing tool when it is given the chance. So powerful that some orthopaedic surgeries are now being called out as nothing more than a placebo. The placebo effect – the idea that your brain can conveniently give your body a fake treatment is a real deal – has been around […]