James Sikkema

James graduated his studies from ACU with first class honours. He took a particular interest in chronic pain sufferers, examining the sensory changes in patients with prolonged pain. He formed Sycamore Health with the ambition to create an all-in-one allied health clinic to better serve those with diverse health needs.

Back Pain and Posture: What You Need to Know

Our back is a complicated part of our body, and our spine performs a lot of functions, from protecting the nerves in our spinal column, to bearing the whole weight of our body and still moving around flexibly. There are a lot of possible causes for back pain, and there is a lot of speculation about the ‘best’ way to use our backs.

This belief that our body is a structure with right and wrong ways to sit, stand and move is called ‘movement pessimism’. But at Sycamore Health, we are movement optimists!

Osgood-Schlatter Disease FAQ

While it has an unusual name, Osgood-Schlatter disease is quite a common condition among growing children and adolescents. In fact, it’s one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescent athletes.

Here’s what’s involved in Osgood-Schlatters and how physiotherapy can help.

The future of physical therapy

With the hyper-accelerated boom of the health and fitness industry in the last decade, it has never been a more exciting time for physiotherapy as a profession and healthcare service to the general public.

So, what does the future of physiotherapy look like? Where is it headed, and should we continue to subscribe to it as a healthcare option?

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