Dislocated Shoulder

Why do shoulders dislocate so often!? There are multiple factors contributing towards that answer… The First and most obvious one is the shape of bones that comprise the shoulder joint. The joint capsule surface is only mildly concave when compared to the hip. This means that it is easier for the head of the humerous…

Shoulder Instability

If its not dislocation, what is shoulder instability? Instability of the shoulder occurs from an insufficiency in a single or multiple structures that contribute to the stability of the shoulder. To understand what instability is, it is important to first understand what contributes to the stability of the shoulder and then how physiotherapy can make…

The Peripheral Vestibular System

By Zachary Cronk, Physiotherapist   Understanding the vestibular system can be confusing! But it does not have to be. Just remember: Your vestibular system is a main contributor to your sense of balance and provides information about motion, head position, and spatial orientation. It is made up of several nerves, tracts and structures. It is typically thought to have a central…

Acute Wry Neck

By Zachary Cronk. Physiotherapist   If you have ever woken up in the morning with a painful, stiff neck then you might have experienced a condition called acute wry neck. Acute wry neck is most often associated with muscle spasms and restricted neck movement which will often cause pain. These muscle spasms will often cause…

When is Pain Unhelpful?

By Ariana Besse (B.Phty Hons)   A recap of the first blog in this 4-part series: Pain is the output from a combination of inputs from receptors in the periphery (i.e. thermal, chemical, mechanical, nociceptive) and the context of the experience e.g. memory, previous experiences, belief. There is no one pain receptor or nerve. The…