Delayed Onset Muscle Pain

Delayed Onset Muscle Pain (DOMP)

Jo (not her real name) hobbled into my consulting room, walking stiffly and in obvious discomfort.  My initial thought was that she had injured one of her knees or hips, after commencing exercising to assist with her osteoarthritis.  She was nearly in tears as she told me that it burned like fire to walk, climb

Back Pain Myths

Back Myths & Truths

Is there a role for massage in back pain? There seems to be no harm following the first week, however, there is little evidence that shows massage aids in a speedy recovery. What about the evidence for laminectomies? A laminectomy is when the lamina (the back bit of the vertebrae with the spinous process) is

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is when you get pain at the bottom of the foot, usually near the heel, but it can extend up towards the greater toe. This pain can occur when getting out of bed or when walking. How do I know if I have it? The pain can extend from