Perspective: One girls struggle

In my line of work, it isn’t unusual to see some horrific things. I live in a developing country and I work for a humanitarian organisation. There are many inspiring stories and the work that is being done by dedicated people and their organisations is fantastic, as a result of this there are many inspiring…

Today’s Subject: Rotator Cuff Strain or Tear

When I am taking a health history with my patients I always ask about previous injuries, a common reply will be something like “oh yeah, I did my rotator cuff a few years ago”, when I ask which muscle and what the mechanism was they generally look at me quite blankly, and rightfully so. Most…

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…

Kumusta: Manila

    So I have arrived safely back to India. The past two weeks have been extremely hectic but just as rewarding. My colleague Rotana Cheng and I started off in Manila City with no contacts and a vague idea of what we wanted to achieve as representative for Hands on Health Australia. The first…

Killing Time: Manila Airport.

It is currently 4am on the 2nd of January and I have just arrived in Manila, The Philippines. I didn’t think I would make it. It took me 4 hours to get to the Airport from my home in Waihi Beach, when it should only take 1.5-2 hours. There had been a nasty crash on…

Volunteering: The Cons

I have the best job in the world. I have no doubt about that at all. To wake up every morning and know that you are making a difference and know that you are doing exactly what YOU want to do is the best feeling in the world and I wish all my friends could experience…

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…