RETURN TO SPORT AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION REHABILITATION
The majority of ACL injuries are sustained whilst playing sport. Therefore it is no surprise that patients typical goal is to return to sport as quickly as possible with the aim to play at the same standard/level as pre-injury. There are many different return to sport criteria’s that have been developed to ensure a successful […]
Runner’s Knee (PFJ Syndrome)
What is it? Our knees are complex hinge joints, designed to provide stability from side to side and smooth movement forwards and back as you walk, kick and run. The patella, or kneecap, is a small bone embedded in the tendon of the quadriceps muscle that protects the knee and also provides extra leverage to […]
Pain in the Heel?
Do you have foot pain that is slowing you down? You may be experiencing plantar fascia pain or plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people will experience plantar fascia pain in their lifetime. Generally, plantar fascia pain gradually develops, however it can be caused by a […]
Five Reasons To See A Physiotherapist After An Injury
There is no doubt that the human body can be very resilient. Our bodies are capable of recovering from large amounts of damage, including broken bones. With this in mind, many people are happy to let nature take it’s course following an injury, thinking that seeing a physiotherapist will only act to speed up already […]
Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising
Being active is one the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle and there are many different ways to get your heart rate up. No matter what your choice of activity is, there is always some risk of injury. In this blog, we have listed some tips from our expert Physiotherapists to help you prevent […]
Stress Fractures (Bone Stress Injuries)
What is it? A stress fracture is a tiny crack in the bone that generally occurs due to repetitive or excessive loading (Patel, Roth, & Kapil, 2011). Most people complain of localised pain that worsens with activity and settles with rest however as a fracture progresses pain may continue even when activity ceases (Astur et […]
Is your migraine a pain in the neck?
According to the World Health Orgainsation (2013), it is estimated that up to 50% of people globally have suffered from a current headache disorder (symptomatic at least once within the last year). The current WHO classifications of headache disorders include: Migraine (primary headache) Tension Type Headache (primary headache) Cluster Headaches (primary headache) Medication Overuse (secondary headache) […]
Physiotherapy for Neck Pain: Stretching or Strengthening?
Many people in our clinic complain of neck and upper back tightness. Often, this results from a lack of muscle strength in the muscles whose job it is to hold our head up throughout the day. Your head weighs between 7-9% of your total body weight! This can equate to roughly 5kg or more, depending […]
The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear
Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle tear, you know that they […]