With around one in six Australians experiencing back pain each year, it’s not uncommon for us to be complaining about a sore back. For some of us, back pain can be treated and will leave us be, but for others it continues long after the body has healed.
Arthritis can pose some challenges to everyday activities however, it’s important to learn how to manage the symptoms to continue to live a fulfilling life.
People often think of concussion as blacking out or becoming unresponsive, but it can be much more, or less, than that. So, what actually is concussion?
It’s like a knife in my shoulder! My disc has slipped. My leg is dead. I have pins and needles!
As creatures who like to communicate, we often describe our experiences, whether good or bad, through metaphor and simile. Pain is one experience that is very hard to describe, so how is the language we use going to affect our pain?
Life with a balance disorder can be debilitating. About 20 per cent of working age people will experience problems with balance in their lifetime which could have an affecteffect on their employment, recreational activities, even simple daily life.
Mohsen Dashti’s life changed in an instant when the truck he was driving lost its brakes in 2012 and hit a tree. After a series of operations, doctors had to make the difficult decision to amputate Mohsen’s leg. But things started looking up when he commenced his rehabilitation program, and he now has a goal to aim for: the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
When you or someone you care about experiences pain you do everything possible to alleviate it. But imagine if that pain proved resistant to your efforts, persisting way beyond what could be considered normal, or if its source proved difficult to pinpoint.
For breast cancer patients, the end of active treatment signals the beginning of the next phase of their recovery. It can be a time of intense physical challenges and powerful emotions, when the support of expert clinicians and others going through the same experience can make all the difference.
Whether you’re a daily walker, a cross-fit fanatic or play basketball for the local club, launch into your activity without warming up and you risk getting sidelined with an injury. But is there a right way to do it?
The end of active treatment can be an emotional time for breast cancer patients. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, some women find they feel lonely, anxious, stressed and vulnerable.
A staggering one in five people will go on to develop depression after a heart event. This can affect their ability to make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain their health.
The medical team who coordinate Epworth's Driver Rehabilitation Program are discovering how a driving simulator can provide a safe and stress free option for re-education.
Recovery after a major accident or orthopaedic surgery can be long and challenging. An exciting new piece of equipment is getting patients back on their feet sooner, greatly increasing their mobility and fitness.
It’s easy to get carried away at Easter and turn a day of indulgence into a four-day chocolate binge. But it is possible to have a healthy Easter without having to sacrifice the sweetness.