The Dynamic Diaphragm

It is well known that the lungs are the organs responsible for breathing, but it is probably less known that the lungs themselves don’t actually have to do much physically in order for breathing to occur. It is in fact, up to an incredible number of muscles working together in harmony that the function of pulling air in and pushing air out of the body is achieved.

The body is a perfectly synchronized orchestra, playing a symphony over and over again, thousands of times a day and the diaphragm is the “Maestro” conducting the entire thing. This underestimated muscle is the one responsible for starting every single breath throughout your day.

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Have you been suffering from a particular ache or pain for more than three months? In the medical world, if you have the same pain in anywhere in your body consistently for more than twelve weeks it may be classified as chronic pain.

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What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger point dry needling is a technique utilized by many manual therapists. It involves the placement of thin sterile needles (similar to that used in acupuncture) into muscle trigger points, otherwise known as knots in the muscle. Trigger point dry needling has increasing evidence to support its use for reduction in immediate, local, referred and wide spread pain.

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The Role of Food in Managing our Musculoskeletal Conditions

The foods we eat have the ability to alter the amount of inflammation occurring in our body. Many of the musculoskeletal conditions we see here at Southside Clinic have an inflammatory component. Therefore, the foods that enter our bodies can have a substantial effect on the pain & inflammation you feel as part of your condition. By choosing to eat anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding or minimising your intake of foods that can promote inflammation, you can help yourself get back to doing the things you love without aches and pains.

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