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Scaphoid fractures

Many common wrist injuries occur due to a fall on an outstretched hand. This mechanism can cause numerous types of injuries including fractures, ligament sprains and cartilage injuries. One of the most important types of injuries to diagnose is a scaphoid fracture. Scaphoid injuries make up 15% of acute wrist injuries and 60% of all carpal […]

Recovery During the Sporting Season

Most high-level and elite athletes understand the need to ensure they get adequate recovery each training week to compliment the load in which they are currently training at. However, those of us who compete or play in more recreational sport often miss out on that optimal recovery period. Recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect […]

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo BPPV

What is BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo also known as BPPV is a common cause of vertigo which usually gives the brief sensation of spinning or dizziness associated with moving the head. BPPV is a mechanical problem in the inner ear. It occurs when some of the calcium carbonate crystals called “otoconia” that are normally […]

How Vitamin D Can Affect Your Health

With so much public education about the dangers of sun damage, the last thing you’ll be expecting to hear is that you’re not getting enough sunshine. However, in some countries up to 30% of the population have inadequate vitamin D status, increasing to more than 50% in women during winter and spring. What does vitamin […]

How To Prevent Workplace Injuries

Why are workplace injuries so common? The nature of work is that we are often required to complete the same task for hours. We can also find ourselves faced with time constraints and deadlines that lead to lazy postures and taking shortcuts, simply to get the job done. How can they be prevented? Workplace injuries […]

High ankle sprains

High ankle sprains involve a ligamentous injury slightly above the ankle joint. There are two long bones, tibia and fibula, that together form a stable surface connection for which the ankle can move on. The stability of this joint is crucial for the function of the ankle and its ability to withstand weightbearing activities. This […]

Walking Aids – What are they and the benefits

Walking aids vary from a walking stick, crutches or frames also known as walkers, this ranges from the least support to the most support making them more stable. They come in all different shapes and sizes so are guaranteed to find one that suits you and your mobility needs.   Walking aids assist with keeping you mobile and participating in your […]

To Ice or Not to Ice An Injury?

Ice has been a common initial injury technique used among many when an injury first appears. When someone rolls their ankle, most of us instinctively grab an ice pack. When we see professional athletes get injured, they’re wrapped in ice before they’ve even made it off the field. But the question lies should we be applying ice immediately after […]

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries 

What is the AC joint?  The AC joint is a plane synovial joint formed between the acromion of the scapula (shoulder blade) and the distal end of the clavicle (collarbone), on top of the shoulder.  The joint is stabilised by the acromioclavicular (AC) ligaments, coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments and the coracoacromial (CA) ligament (Kiel & Kaiser, 2020). This joint is small but contributes to achieving full shoulder range […]

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