"The only limit to our realities of tomorrow will be our doubts of today"

Plantar Fasciitis

in Physiotherapy

  So you’ve got a pain in the heel or foot that is progressively getting worse. You notice one day some slight niggle which went away but starts occuring more and more often with greater intensity. It’s worst when you’ve been off it for a while and go to stand up or put weight through…

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Potty Brains – The Dope on Dope!

in Health & Lifestyle

  There is a lot of emotive media calling for the use of ‘medical marijuana’ for pain relief for chronic pain and degenerative conditions. The benefits of occasional use as a medicine may yet prove to be beneficial. New research out of the university of Texas Brain Health Centre has found regular users, over several…

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Need More Reasons to Exercise?

in Health & Lifestyle

More evidence supporting the value of exercising (I know, I know I’m preaching to the converted). Recent research out of Finland has found that people who have the highest levels of fitness, strength and physical activity also have the least stress and improved mental resilience. Researcher’s suspect that being fitter helps your brain buffer the effects…

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Free Weights or Cable Machines?

in Exercises & Stretches

A number of recent studies have implied that using free weights is probably a better option than using machines (cables), this is probably due to the fact that you have to engage your abdominal core muscles in anticipation of lifting and handling weights. Researchers at the University of South Carolina confirmed this and showed men…

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Save Your Brain!

in Health & Lifestyle

Save your brain! Those of us that are the “other” side of forty know that some strange things start to happen with our thinking processes. Long time acquaintances rock up and it takes a while for their name to emerge from the ‘brain fog’. That actor from that film we love you know the one…

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Stretching Better for Golf

in Exercises & Stretches, Health & Lifestyle

We’ve all heard about the benefits of stretching and there is no doubt adequate stretching and warm-up can limit the possibility of injury but what is the best and most practical way to do it? Interestingly there is little evidence to suggest that stretching cold ie without a warm-up is of any use at all….

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Crook Knees (Part 2)

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

Okay I hope you have gotten over the bad news about hormones and bad knees from the last article unfortunately I have come to spoil the party once more. A study out of Iowa has confirmed what we all suspected, wearing high heels a lot of the time will increase your risk of joint degeneration…

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Crook Knees (Part 1)

in Health & Lifestyle

Woman? Knee problem? You’re not alone! It appears that woman have more knee problems than men, a combination of hormones and bio-mechanics seems to be responsible. Research from Texas University has implicated the menstrual cycle as a culprit with a decreasing ability to control musculature around the knee as the period approaches. This mechanism causes…

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Muscle Means Miracles

in Exercises & Stretches

Those who have been under my care would know my often repeated maxim, that having greater muscle strength around a damaged joint affords you a lot of protection from poor function and even pain. This is because it shares load with the joint taking pressure off it and so decreasing its irritation. Yes I know…

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Is Your Chest Making You Sore?

in Physiotherapy

A very interesting article in a physio “In Touch” magazine has researcher Linda-Joy Lee investigating problems with our ribs, thoracic spine and sternum or more correctly how those three things interrelate and how when these go wrong lots of other things can go astray. Some of her examples show problem shoulders sorted by treating this thoracic ring,…

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About Greg

Greg qualified in July 1982 graduating from the W.A.I.T (now Curtin University) and began his career at Royal Perth Hospital working in various areas of expertise as he gradually rotated through the different disciplines. This was a fantastic experience for a new graduate as he was exposed to so many different experiences.

He left in 1985 to continue Post Graduate studies and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulate Therapy (now called Musculoskeletal Therapy). He returned to Royal Perth Hospital as the Senior Physiotherapist in the Out Patient department for two years before a foray into private practice working for another practitioner in the city then joining his father’s practice in 1989.

His area of interest is all musculoskeletal pain but especially the spine. He loves neck and back problems!