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ACL Injuries: Surgical Reconstruction versus Conservative Rehabilitation

ACL Injuries: Surgical Reconstruction versus Conservative Rehabilitation

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries continue to occur in young athletic populations despite the best preventative efforts of sports physios and health professionals. Surgical reconstruction followed by an extensive period of rehab remains common practise following an ACL rupture. However recent evidence suggests that rehab alone may be as effective as surgery. What is the…

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their Physio. With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments. The knee joint’s main function is to bend, straighten, and bear the weight of the body, along with…

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

If you’re in pain, anti-inflammatory tablets may be beneficial, however rising concerns over side effects are causing people to consider anti-inflammatory gels and creams as an alternative. Are they actually effective and if so, which one is best? This blog follows on from last week’s article comparing heat packs vs deep heat creams. Anti-inflammatory Options…

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Winter sports are resuming and this means increased running loads for many children and adolescents. We are seeing many kids present to the clinic with overuse injuries of the lower limb – often categorized as growing pains. So what should you do when your child starts complaining of knee pain, heel pain, hip pain? Should…

Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursa = A thin fluid filled cushion found between two structures such as bone and tendon to reduce friction. Itis = Inflammation There are more than 150 bursae (pleural for bursa) in the human body and yes they are normal… In fact they are essential. Rub your hands back and forth with some force and…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is a vital ligament that provides stability to the knee joint. The ACL is an intra-articular knee ligament, meaning it is found within the knee joint. The ACL is vulnerable to injury as the knee often supports the body’s full weight and is subjected to extreme stresses during running…

Knee Injuries

Knee Injuries

Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common, and there are many causes. The knee needs to function properly to provide flexible mobility while bearing considerable weight. While walking down the street, our knees bear three to five times our body weight. Many jobs, sports and recreation activities, getting older, or having a disease such…

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