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Tendinopathies of the lower limb

Tendinopathies of the lower limb are particularly common among runners and running based sports. The nature of these sports expose our limbs to high repetitive loads; this can increase the risk of tendon overuse in the lower extremity. The most commonly affected tendons are – Achilles Tendon, Peroneal Tendon and Tibialis Posterior Tendon. All tendinopathies […]

Spinal Stenosis

What is spinal stenosis?   The spinal cord, nerves and arteries are housed by the spine, which acts as a hard-electrical casing to support and protect these vulnerable structures. The spine has a hollow column that allows the spinal cord to run from the brain to the rest of the body. At each spinal segment, […]

ACL Tears

What is an ACL tear and how does it occur? The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a strong piece of connective tissue, which attaches the thigh bone (femur) to your leg bone (tibia). The ACL provides stability to the knee joint as it prevents the tibia from sliding forward relative to the femur. ACL […]

MRI Scans for non-specific lower back pain – can they lead us down the wrong treatment path?

It is not uncommon in a clinical setting to have patients consult us with nonspecific lower back pain. This is the type of pain that may or may not have had a trigger and may or may not have consistently reproducible aggravating factors.  The type of pain is often a mild, moderate or severe ache […]

Conservative Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures

In years gone by an individual who sustains an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture has been managed with surgical interventions. Recently however there seems to have been a push for research and investigations into the non-operative management of ACL ruptures with some arguing that it may be a superior or at the very least, a […]

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 […]

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