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About Tasworkdoc

As an occupational physician in private medical practice in Hobart, Tasmania - the southernmost state of Australia, I see workers referred by their general practitioners with various types of work-related injuries and diseases. These are mostly musculoskeletal injuries, both of traumatic and gradual onset as well as various associated psychological disorders. With interaction with patients for treatment and providing advice about rehabilitation, I have the opportunity, first-hand, to observe interactions between individual patients and compensation systems. I also conduct independent medical assessments, including impairment assessments for musculoskeletal injuries and asbestos-related disease compensation. This provides another perspective of workers within compensation systems.

The Science of Trigger Points

It’s a while since I posted anything on this site, but my reading of recent articles by Paul Ingraham prompted me to post a link to them on this site. Many practitioners seem to accept as gospel the neat representations of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Office Technology & Screen Position Recommendations

I recently was given a copy of a monograph written by Bob Sellars, a New Zealand based physiotherapist with a particular interest in Functional Capacity Assessment. The Monograph is very useful as it provides a historical perspective of the introduction … Continue reading

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Dr Quintner again!

Dr John Quintner asked that I post an article he has written commenting on acceptance of ‘RSI’ type disorders by the Accident Compensation Commission in New Zealand. Here is a link to the article entitled “FIBROMYALGIA AND NEW ZEALAND’S ACCIDENT COMPENSATION … Continue reading

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Interesting blog from an RSI sufferer

I came across an interesting blog today that deals with the day-to-day issues faced with a sufferer. Although not recently updated, there are frequent references to lack of knowledge by the doctors in this subject (and some beautiful photography). Well … Continue reading

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Let’s Put Faces to the Neurogenic Hypothesis of RSI!

John Quintner has kindly agreed that this article can posted on this site. It originally appeared in Mind in Body. This article puts an important historical and personal perspective on the challenge to MPS and trigger point theories, an important alternative … Continue reading

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Text Neck – The stresses in the cervical spine due to head/neck posture

The ABC recently carried a story about ‘Text Neck”: The story refers to a publication ‘Assessment of Stresses in the Cervical Spine Caused by Posture and Position of the Head’ by Kenneth Hansraj, Chief of Surgery at New York … Continue reading

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Are Trigger Points Real?

The first post on this site details the neurogenic hypothesis of ‘RSI’ as expounded by John Quintner back in 1991 in the aftermath of the Australian ‘RSI epidemic’. Before providing accounts of alternative hypotheses from Hunter Fry, Yolande Lucire and … Continue reading

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Quintner & Elvey – The Neurogenic Hypothesis of RSI

There is continuing controversy about the pathophysiological basis of what has been widely labelled ‘RSI’, the terminology that remains in common usage in Australia. As an occupational physician who often sees these conditions in my clinical practice,  I had considered that … Continue reading

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Why T.I.P.S.?

In every facet of modern life humans are interfacing with technology. Many people earn their living operating computers or utilising other electronic devices including smart phones, tablet computers and various other devices. Recreational use of such devices is increasing as … Continue reading

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