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Focus on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a small space base of the hand. This tunnel is covered by a thick ligament and creates a small tunnel where various nerves, arteries and tendons pass through from the forearm into the hand. If anything causes this space to be reduced, these structures can become […]

Running shoes and heel-toe offset

There may not be a perfect running shoe, however, there are certain design characteristics that can help determine whether a shoe is more suitable for a runner. On top of that, how comfortable shoe is can be quite subjective and yet it is one of the more important aspects to consider with shoe selection. After […]

DRAM in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period

DRAM, or Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle, is a common phenomenon that occurs during pregnancy. As a pregnancy progresses, the mother’s abdominal skin, organs, muscle, and soft tissues have to stretch to accommodate the growing uterus and baby within it. Most prominently, the rectus abdominus muscle, or the ‘6-pack’ muscle starts to separate along […]

Adductor Tendinopathy

What is adductor tendinopathy? Adductor tendinopathy is a condition affecting the adductor tendon which typically follows a pattern of pain and stiffness in the groin and inner thigh. The adductor muscles are a group of five muscles located on the inside of the thigh that act to move the hip inwards or control hip movements […]

What is plyometric exercise?

Plyometric exercise involves 3 phases and essentially involves rapid storage and release of energy via a rapid stretch & shortening of the muscle and tendon. Eccentric phase – rapid stretch of the muscle and tendon, where the muscles act to ‘stiffen’ the lengthening tendon and store energy. Amortization phase – transition phase where the tendon […]

Tips for beating the excuses to exercise this winter!

As the days get shorter and temperatures continue to drop it can be easy to give in to the cold and lose exercise habits that were gained over the warmer months. It can be tough to get up early and find the motivation to venture outside when it’s cold and dark.  Although its challenging we […]

Hyper-mobility

Our joint range of motion is variable within the population. When we describe hypermobility (which is known has more movement than “normal”) of a joint, this is measured against what we know is average for a persons age and gender and this is shown on a bell curve.  Some people have a “normal” range for them […]

Focus: Can Stress Affect My Pain?

A common fear for patients when discussing pain is the idea that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’ or that they won’t be believed either by friends, family, therapists or workplace. This fear can be worse when there appears to be no obvious cause for their pain or it has been present for a […]

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 […]

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