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.

Disc bulge: what you need to know

The 23 discs in your spine do a great job of absorbing shock and allowing movement, but they can degenerate, bulging like a muffin top that spills over the waistband of your jeans.

Physiotherapy can help relieve the pain of a bulging disc and help strengthen your back to prevent recurrence. Here’s what you need to know.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

It’s not normal to be dizzy. I’m stating that right here from the outset because I’m always surprised by how many patients mention dizziness incidentally, as if they believe it’s something that they just have to live with. One of the most common causes of dizziness is a condition called BPPV (or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).

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