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Strapping Tape – A Physio’s Guide

Strapping Tape – A Physio’s Guide

Strapping tape comes in a variety of materials, sizes, brands and colours making it difficult to choose the correct tape for your situation? We have produced a summary of commonly used strapping tapes to remove the guess work for you. Rigid Strapping Tape Description: Strong tape, which is resistant to stretch. Most commonly used tape…

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…

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…

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…

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