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The Science Behind Emotions and Pain

Patients frequently wonder: “Why do I have this pain?” or “Why can’t I heal?” Often, this has to do with the complex interplay of emotions and stress in the body. The Physiological Response to Trauma The body can deal with physical trauma better than non-physical trauma. As a species, our bodies are highly evolved to handle illness and injury. However, when we suppress or deny emotional pain, stress, and other non-physiological trauma...

Addressing Back Pain

The majority of people getting physiotherapy treatments suffer from low back and cervical spine pain (and related conditions like sciatica, tinnitus, headaches), mostly due to a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting too long at the office and commuting, with little movement and exercise, causes many of them to have muscle imbalances. Almost everyone experiencing this type of pain has weak core muscles. Some things you can do every day to keep muscles balanced...

Meet the Osteopath: Alessandro Ciullo

Alessandro has extensive experience working as a physiotherapist and osteopath in a wide range of settings. He’s worked with patients of all ages, from famous athletes and performers to people suffering from chronic pain and young people with scoliosis. What brought you to Shanghai? I’m from northern Italy, specifically Como. My best friend since the age of six has been living in Shanghai for over 12 years. In 2015, I came to...

More Effective, Efficient Relief for Back and Neck Pain

The McKenzie Method The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) offers solutions for the common problems of neck, back and extremity pain. Much of the musculoskeletal pain so many of us deal with has a mechanical nature. In other words, everyday movements and certain postures cause us pain. With stressful lifestyles and hours spent over computers and phones, more and more of us suffer needless pain. Through the methods of...

The Real Cause of Back Pain: It’s Not Back Strength

Often patients with back pain come in to see us and explain they’ve been working on strengthening their back with their trainer. Yet, their back pain isn’t getting better. The truth is that the back is usually the strongest part of the body. The abdominal, hamstring and back muscles work in unison. Often, there’s an imbalance causing them not to work in harmony in keeping the back stable. Often, the abdominals...

Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome SIS (shoulder or subacromial impingement syndrome) is also sometimes called swimmer’s or thrower’s syndrome. The tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space. Common symptoms are pain, weakness and reduced range of movement for the affected shoulder. The pain typically feels worse at night when lying on the shoulder or when reaching/making overhead movements. Causes of SIS   SIS is often related...

Shockwave Therapy: Effective Pain Relief and Healing

Shockwave therapy offers effective, long-lasting treatment for certain chronic soft tissue issues and pain. Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the affected spots. The energy promotes tissue regeneration and cell growth and helps reduce pain and increase mobility. It uses a direct transfer of energy around the area of inflammation or trigger point. Indications for Shockwave Therapy Radial/ulnar epicondylitis Calcific tendonitis of shoulder/general shoulder problems (frozen shoulders) ...

Pregnancy Pain Relief

In the third trimester, many women experience discomfort due to the body’s changes. The belly becomes large and puts pressure on the pelvic floor. The hormones are preparing the body for childbirth by relaxing the ligaments, fascia, and muscles. Unfortunately, that same natural process weakens core muscles and changes the dynamics of the body. The lower back compensates with higher tension as the center of gravity shifts forward. Additionally, carrying extra weight around means more work for muscles and stress on joints.