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GLA:D at Quest

We are very excited to launch the education and exercise program – GLA:D® for hip and knee osteoarthritis.   The GLA:D (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) program was developed by researchers in Denmark and reflects the most current research...

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The Core Stability Illusion

“Core stability” became the next big thing in low back pain treatment in the 1990’s and developed into a huge industry focused on selling the idea – improving everyone’s core muscle stability would fix or prevent back pain. Nearly every...

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What’s your pain “context”?

The “context” in relation to your pain is the combination of factors contributing to your personal pain experience at a point in time. Your “context” is made up of multiple factors such as: Physical factors (muscle tension, strength...

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Do you sleep like a baby or struggle to get your shuteye?

Sleep could be influencing your pain and more…. Whatever the reason, ongoing pain, crying babies, iPhone addictions, snoring partners, increasing work demands and constant worries. We have all woken up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’ more s...

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Consensus at last! Surgery for low back pain no better than not…

It has been heavily debated whether lumbar fusion surgery is warranted in the management of chronic low back pain. Current guidelines suggest multi-disciplinary programs including exercise rehabilitation as the recommended management with surgery onl...

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Response to exercise in chronic pain – Is your pain getting worse?

It is well known if you are suffering chronic pain, exercise is a very important part of management. Often advice is to do some form of cardiovascular exercise for example riding a bike, swimming or walking. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Many people wi...

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Spine Scans – Are you being told the truth?

Often back pain is very confusing and distressing for sufferers and to reduce worry and distress imaging such as X-Rays, CT Scans or MRIs are ordered “just to be sure”.  But is this helping or hindering us?   Latest Evidence It is very impo...

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