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The Importance of a Strong Core

Recently a patient of mine, Adam, was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or tissue through its surrounding walls, in this case the lower abdominal wall towards the groin. Patients typically present with pain or discomfort when...

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Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries in sports. Hamstring strains occur frequently in activities that require a high degree of speed, power and agility such as soccer, rugby, tennis and running. The hamstring consists of three large muscles, which are...

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What is health? The Triune of Life

One of the most useful pieces of information I learnt about during my chiropractic studies, was a particular framework for describing health - the Triune of Life. This framework comprises the physical, chemical and emotional facets of life, which when in perfect...

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Should I see a chiro or a physio?

The boundaries between chiros, osteos, physios, and massage therapists, etcetera, are becoming increasingly blurred these days. Unfortunately there is a large misconception amongst the general population about the role of various health practitioners and how they fit...

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Migraines

Does your headache stop you from working or doing routine daily activities? Do you have to lie down in a dark room with the lights off when your headache comes on? If this sounds like you, then you may suffer from migraines. What is a migraine? A migraine is more than...

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The road to Sports Chiropractic

Anybody who has met me, knows that I am a sports and rehab junkie. From a young age i've been obsessed with rugby, and have also been an avid basketball enthusiast. Naturally, I then found myself studying chiropractic in my later years where I developed a keen...

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How can Chiropractic help powerlifters?

The sport of power lifting is increasing popularity, with gyms installing more squat racks, benches and dead-lifting platforms. But how can Chiropractic help a power lifter? Powerlifting consists of three lifts; the squat, the deadlift and the bench, however many...

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Headaches – Is your headache coming from your neck?

Headaches are a common condition that we treat at Cartwright Physicaltherapy. There are numerous different causes of headaches; one of the types of headaches we treat here regularly is cervicogenic headaches (CH). But what are CH? CH are headaches caused by a disorder...

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Shoulder pain – Impingement Syndrome

Have you ever noticed that you get pain with overhead movements like dumbbell shoulder press or even something as simple as putting the clothes on the line? You may have shoulder impingement syndrome. Shoulder pain is the third most common condition that presents to a...

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Hip mobility and low back pain

Do you have a mobility issue? Do you get lower back pain when you squat or have you ever bent down to pick up something small up and felt your back go? Pain is usually the last symptoms to present and the first to go, if treated appropriately. But what if the pain in...

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