Have Hands, Will Travel

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Australian Magazine “Hands On”. Since many of you lovely people do not live in Australia I thought it would be a shame not to share it with you. The brief was to chronicle my career in order to inspire students and graduates about pursuing a…

Guni Medicine: Revitalizing Indian Tradition

In 1989 there was a series of fatal misdiagnosis of Diphtheria which resulted in the death of 14 local children in Southern Rajasthan. During this time the local medical facility remained inactive and Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti felt a need to intervene. Jagran accepted the challenge and concentrated its efforts to procure necessary relief for…

Today’s Subject: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

I seem to be at that age where it feels like almost everyone is having children. As a result I have been seeing a great deal of concern coming from new mums with wrist complaints . This is very common amongst mums with newborn babies. De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is usually the diagnosis but is widely known as “baby wrist”…

Chances in China: Part 1

Almost 4 years ago I had the privilege to travel to Beijing, China with a group of health professionals, thanks to Massage Australia. Working in the Guang An Men Hospital, a BUPA funded research hospital, our days were very structured. Everyday we woke at 6am to start at the Hospital by 7am and work until 1pm.  After lunch we would have lectures by…