Temporomandibular joint Syndrome (TMJ) Facts

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, or strained due to poor habits like bruxism/clenching of the jaw, it can lead to pain and this is called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. It is...

Rocabado Exercises for TMJ

The exercises created by Dr. Rocabado, to be performed by the patient at home, consist of six different exercises and six repetitions of each exercise, performed six times per day until symptoms subside. The Rocabado exercises emphasize correct postural position and...

Strengthening Exercises For Chondromalacia-patella

Strengthening exercises which may form part of a treatment and rehabilitation program for Chondromalacia patella. The following is for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting any rehab exercises. It may be beneficial to...

What is Patellofemoral Pain or Anterior Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) also known as runners knee, chondromalacia patellae, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral joint syndrome is a generic term used to describe patella pain at the front of the knee. We explain the symptoms, causes and treatment...

Treatment for Patellofemoral pain

Treatment of patellofemoral pain should involve reducing the initial pain and swelling as well as identifying and addressing the possible causes and correcting them. Aims of rehabilitation The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend...

Is Your Child’s Bag Too Heavy?

Protect your child from back pain! No child should suffer from back pain, should they? And yet a startling number do, notes the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP). As our children head back to school, think about these revealing facts: • Many children carry...

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.  Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for relaxing...

7 stretching & strengthening exercises for a frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, painful, and has limited motion in all directions. Stretching exercises are usually the cornerstone of treating frozen shoulder. Always warm up your shoulder before...

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common source of shoulder pain. While frozen shoulder is commonly missed or confused with a rotator cuff injury, it has a distinct pattern of symptoms resulting in severe shoulder pain, loss of shoulder function and...

The Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Injuries in Paddle Sports

Shoulder injury is one of the most common injuries in canoeing and kayaking. Whilst shoulder dislocation is perhaps the most feared of canoe shoulder injuries, overuse injury including shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tendonopathy can equally limit paddling...