What Are Shin Splints?
Shin splints are a common lower limb injury in individuals that partake in running or impact sports. “Shin Splints” is a collective term used to describe a number of conditions that fall under “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome” (MTSS). Generally shin pain arises from either or a combination of Muscular involvement, Tenoperiosteum (junction where tissue attaches […]
What is it? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by widespread pain throughout the body along with fatigue, memory problems, sleep and mood disorders. Sufferers of fibromyalgia often spend years trying to find a diagnosis that fits their many symptoms and fluctuate between periods of having high energy and ‘crashes’ of fatigue and pain. In […]
How Long Does A Knee Replacement Last?
Over the years since I, Dave Rossiter, graduated as a Physiotherapist, I have noticed a significant change in the way people with knee osteoarthritis have been advised to manage their condition. In my first role as a graduate rotational physiotherapist at the Albury Base Hospital back in 2004, I completed rotations through the Orthopaedic Ward. […]
Running Shoes: How to know what will suit you?
With so many different types of running shoes available, it can be hard to know what to look for and which one will suit your activity and foot type. Should you go for a minimalist shoe or an anti-pronating shoe? A pure running shoe or a cross trainer? Generally, shoes can be broken down by […]
The Connection Between Obesity & Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in older adults and can severely impact quality of life. Obesity is a major risk factor for development of OA as the extra weight increases the load on the joint. Approximately, 80% of affected individuals have some degree of movement limitation, while 25% are unable to […]
4 Surprising Causes Of Neck Pain
If you are experiencing regular neck pain that just won’t go away, it’s possible that parts of your daily routine are contributing without you realising. Here are a few common everyday activities that might be making your neck pain worse. Your sleeping position It’s easy to underestimate the impact your sleeping position has however, spending […]
The Truth About Sitting All Day!
You’ve probably seen all the news reports and read the paper about how bad sitting all day at work is for you? But is it really that bad? Short answer YES! Let’s break it down, you wake up, sit down to have breakfast, make your way to work probably sitting in a car/ train or […]
Soleus – the overlooked muscle in runners!
What is the Soleus muscle? Your calves are actually made up of 2 muscles. The first muscle is the commonly known gastrocnemius (the large bulkier muscle) in your lower limb. The second muscle is your soleus. Both muscles are extremely important for ankle stability and particularly responsible for pointing your ankle downward. Therefore, your soleus […]
AGE is NO excuse!
Last week we posted a video on our Facebook page of an incredible 84 year old woman who is completing strength training exercises as part of her rehab program following muscle tears in the shoulder. Her initial shoulder injury can be attributed to frailty – a condition of weakness that we usually associate with elderly […]