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Focus On Sever’s Disease

What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s disease is a condition that causes pain in the heel of children and adolescents. While it can be quite painful, it is a self-limiting condition that doesn’t usually cause any long-term problems. Sever’s disease is quite common and is the leading cause of heel pain in children and young adolescents.  […]

Not “just” an ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common lower limb injuries in sport, in particular “lateral” ankle sprains which involve the outside ligaments of your ankle. Many people underestimate ankle sprains and only 55% of people who have sustained an ankle injury seek medial/physio treatment. From a clinical point of view, the issue is that […]

Wrist pain – TFCC injuries

The triangular fibrocartilage complex is located on the ulnar side of the wrist (ie. pinky finger side). It contains a central disc and supporting structures called the radioulnar ligament (RUL) and ulnocarpal ligaments (UCL). The two main purposes of the TFCC is for load transmission and rotation support. The central disc allows for a greater […]

“Scans and a clean out” – arthritis treatments of yesteryear

For many decades, the best practice treatments for osteoarthritis were managing pain with medications (pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications) and where pain or disability was severe enough, a referral to a surgeon would be given for a joint “clean out”. This procedure usually involved scraping back bits of bone (osteophytes) and trimming cartilage where it had torn or frayed.    Following countless research studies over the previous 20 years, the usefulness and necessity […]

Stress Fractures

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a small fracture of the bone that is caused by repeated mechanical stress, rather than an acute injury. They are often so small that they cannot always be seen on X-ray. Clinical examination coupled with MRI or Bone Scan is the gold standard for diagnosis. Initially, […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. The way to detect scoliosis is to look for it, as it usually does not produce symptoms. Signs of a scoliosis: Differences in left and right shoulder height Rib cage asymmetry Deeper waist on one side One hip more prominent Uneven shoulder blades Shift of the trunk […]

Load Management and COVID-19

Load management is a popular and sometimes contentious topic amongst health professionals, trainers and sporting institutions. Debates range from how much is too much, how do we effectively track and monitor loads and how do we best manage loads. I think the one thing that is agreed on is that too much too quickly can […]

Spring is here!

With the beautiful spring weather just around the corner, it is a popular time to start running or ramping up that fitness regime. Common goals to start running/exercising during the warmer seasons are for fitness, weight loss and health. Or maybe you are training for a certain event or time/distance that you would like to […]

Imaging findings for the lower spine

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints of musculoskeletal pain. Everyone is likely to have known someone or has experienced lower back pain themselves at one point in their life. The spectrum of severity of lower back pain can vary greatly and can impact physical, occupational, psychological and lifestyle factors. A percentage […]

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