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Musculoskeletal Injury Screening for Cricket Players

As cricket season looms large on the sporting horizon, it is important that we are at our physical best to safeguard ourselves against injury. In many cases, risk of injury can be detected during a musculoskeletal screening process, that often occurs prior to season commencement or during the early part of the season. What is […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an injury pain commonly occurs on the outside of the knee. Previously this injury was believed to be caused by friction of the ITB on its attachment site at the knee, hence being call ‘ITB friction syndrome’. However, in recent years this injury has been found to be less due […]

THE POWER OF SLEEP – PART 3 SLEEP AND PERFORMANCE

Having explored some of the general benefits of sleep and tips on improving sleep quality (see blogs The Power of Sleep – Part 1 and 2) we will now look at the importance of sleep in our athletic population. A study by Milewski and colleagues in 2014 showed that adolescent athletes who slept less than […]

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE

What is it? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease that affects almost all the joints of the body. The knees are some of the most commonly affected joints, with many people experiencing at least a small degree of osteoarthritis over the age of 40. The disease is characterised by degradation of the cartilage […]

FOUR TIPS FOR REDUCING KNEE PAIN

Knee pain comes in many forms with many different causes. While treatment for every person and condition will be different in each case, here are a few tips that may help to reduce knee pain throughout the day. 1. Choose supportive footwear One of the biggest culprits for ongoing knee pain is wearing unsupportive or […]

MANAGING YOUR TRAINING LOAD

Managing your training load above all else could be the most important consideration for all runners, or any sports persons for that matter. Up to 70% of all runners sustain an overuse injury in a given 12 month period. Therefore, given that overuse injuries are primarily due to tissue overloa$d and overuse, managing your running […]

MENISCAL INJURIES

What is a meniscus? Our meniscus, or menisci, are horseshoe shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that sit between the end of the femur (thigh) and the top of the tibia (shin) in our knees. In each knee, we have a medial (inner side of knee) and a lateral (outside of knee) portion, each with anterior (front) […]

BACK PAIN TERMINOLOGY: WHAT ARE WE REALLY TALKING ABOUT?

I recently listened to a podcast by a brilliant UK physiotherapist by the name of Tom Jesson about the different terminology surrounding back related leg pain and what it all means. I’m sure everyone has heard the term sciatica but what does this mean? Often the term sciatica is used to refer to an individual […]

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT – WHAT TO EXPECT POST-SURGERY

The choice to undergo a total knee replacement is one that is best planned collaboratively with your orthopaedic surgeon and physiotherapist.  One of the main points that we like to get across is that the surgery itself will help the structure of the knee, but the real hard work starts the moment you wake up from surgery.  Within […]

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