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luppas
19-01-2007, 08:26 AM
Hi Guys,

I posted this in a different thread but I probably should have started a new one. Sorry for repeating I am new to the rules. I have a problem where I may have broke or fractured my clavicle but being an idiot and not going to have it looked at I waited for the pain to go away now the clavicle is set and in a wrong position. I have spent about 2000 bucks on it already trying about 6 physio's, 3 chiro's, bowen therapist, 3 naturopaths and even went to a specialist who basically told me to live with it now it is set. But my main hobby that I love is bodybuilding and because of the disposition my pectorals are growing non-symmetrically. Can anyone tell me where in Brisbane I can find someone that could possibly help. I am at the point where I am willing to have it broken again if need be. Yes its pissing me off that much.

I see the list of Physicians but I have been to so many already and wasted my money. I need to know what type of physician I am sposed to be seeing and who is a good doctor.

Thanks for you help

angieliu
19-01-2007, 04:43 PM
I recall Nicholas mentioning a really good sports physio or ortho in Brisbane not too long ago but I can't seem to find the thread for it.

Nicholas can you help with this one?

angieliu
19-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Found it. Click on the threat which says "find a clinic" and scroll down.



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luppas
20-01-2007, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the help guys

hopeful
20-01-2007, 06:12 PM
i know someone with the same problem but his collarbone was broken being at about 15 degrees which is quite significant.

you can try a chinese bone setter which is a branch of chinese traditional medicine

Nicholas
20-01-2007, 06:55 PM
I recall Nicholas mentioning a really good sports physio or ortho in Brisbane not too long ago but I can't seem to find the thread for it.

Nicholas can you help with this one?

The one I mentioned was from Sydney. Here are the top shoulder surgeons in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sydney: Des Bokor, Jerome Goldberg and David Sunnabend.
Melbourne: Greg Hoy (Probably the best except that I have heard that he can be very hard to get into!:p ;) :D ) and, I don't know of any others in Melbourne:o . Maybe someone could suggest one from Melbourne.

luppas
21-01-2007, 09:55 PM
i know someone with the same problem but his collarbone was broken being at about 15 degrees which is quite significant.

you can try a chinese bone setter which is a branch of chinese traditional medicine

Hmm tried doing a bit of a search on "bone setting" and i cant see any people who perform this or any information that this is practised form of therapy here in australia. Could you point me in a direction of some practitioners Hopeful

angieliu
22-01-2007, 07:55 AM
I'm not sure that there are properly qualified Chinese traditional bone setters here in Australia. It's more common in China and in Taiwan and my understanding is that it is most beneficial when you have a clean fresh break. My grandfather had it done when he fell down the stairs and it healed very quickly.

Maybe look in to see if Sydney or Melbourne-- they have big chinese medicine clinics there.

hopeful
22-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Hi Luppas, someone suggested a chinese bone setter to me when i tore a ligament. They were of no help. But I did get around to finding more info about that branch of chinese medicine.

Ask a chinese store for a bone setter or for "The Kung Fu Guy" and they will know what u mean and may refer you to someone. The kung fu master is an expert in healing bones. What I heard is they use some typ of rice wine and apply it to the affected limb. And for some strange reason it heals.

Also, I have heard that the skin of sugar cane with some sort of herbs had reset a dislocated elbow (my sister). Its weird stuff I know, but if you consider all the battles (thus injuries) that have occurred in Asia and relying solely on indigenous methods you will understand that some of these practices do have merit.


I can only tell you hearsay, but from reliable sources. I know its not much use to you nor me but its an avenue worth pursuing before you rebreak your bones yourself.

luppas
23-01-2007, 01:18 PM
LOL Are you being serious Hopeful?

hopeful
23-01-2007, 06:37 PM
well at least i made u laugh.. and yes i am serious

angieliu
24-01-2007, 06:38 PM
Actually it's quite a common practice in China and  in Taiwan for people to go and see bone setters w hen they have made a break. The break heals faster  which means that there is less time for the broke n bone to loose too much range of motion. 

I'm not sure how well trained they are here though . Traditional chinese medicine is taught very diff erently to what it is in China.