## Does Physiotherapy Work for Arthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? By strict definition, arthritis is defined as “joint inflammation” i.e. the “arthr” denoting part of the latin term for joint, while the “itis” denotes the latin suffix for inflammation. The “osteo” in osteoarthritis denotes the latin term for bone. So the term osteoarthritis, technically describes bone +

## Whiplash: A Thorough Examination

Learn how we stratify for your risk for a slow recovery from a Whiplash Injury

## Referred Pain

The concept of referred pain might be unfamiliar to you. Essentially, referred pain is the phenomenon whereby pain is experienced in a different location on/in the body to the location of an associated injury or problem. There are two types of referred pain. The first is known as somatic pain,

## Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a disease associated with inflammation of the spinal joints. It affects up to 2% of Australians and is three times more common in men than women. It is characterized by the onset of stiffness and pain, usually beginning in the pelvis and lower back and spreading up the

## Spondylitis

You may recall from a preceding post that we stated that the term spondylitis is essentially interchangeable with the term osteoarthritis. For all intents and purposes, spondylitis is osteoarthritis of the spine, so the advise we provide in our post about osteoarthritis is applicable to anyone looking for information about

## Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondyloarthropathy

Each of these terms shares the prefix “spondyl” which is derived from either greek term spondulos or the latin term spondylus- which both mean “vertebra”. Medicine and anatomy is replete with terms with greek and latin origins. It can make things confusing if you are browsing for information about your health. All