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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…

Golf Injuries and Physiotherapy

Golf Injuries and Physiotherapy

Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 hole round amounting to 6-8 km of walking, requiring over 8,000-12,000 steps and…

Ankle Sprains Physiotherapy

Ankle Sprains Physiotherapy

The sprained ankle is the most common type of athletic injury with research suggesting that ankle sprains account for 15-30% of all sports injuries, it is also the most frequently re-injured. Ankle sprains can also occur during every day activities. Do you want relief from ankle pain? Perhaps you want to return to sport as quickly as possibly?…

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…

Calf Strains

Calf Strains

A common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. The calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and soleus, are loaded repetitively and heavily during running. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing movement or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles as demonstrated in jumping activities or during quick changes of direction.…

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…

SLAP Lesions of the Shoulder

SLAP Lesions of the Shoulder

What is a SLAP lesion of the shoulder? The shoulder is a ball (upper humerus or arm bone) and socket (glenoid or part of the shoulder blade) joint. The glenoid labrum is cartilage that surrounds the outer lip of the glenoid. It acts by increasing the relative depth of the glenoid to increase shoulder stability…

Benefits of Using a Foam Roller and Spikey Ball

Benefits of Using a Foam Roller and Spikey Ball

Accelerate pain relief and speed up injury recovery time. Lengthen short (tight) muscles, tendons, and ligaments. “Ease muscle, tendon and joint pain. “Prevent physical imbalances that can predispose you to injury. Promote optimal spinal range of motion. Your foam roller can assist your spinal joints and surrounding tissues to stretch. Promote optimal hip range of…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial band is a thick tendon that inserts on the outside of your knee.  The function of the Iliotibial band is to help slow movement and torque at your knee during impact.  Iliotibial band syndrome is a common cause of knee pain in runners. The cause is repetitive trauma to the Iliotibial band insertion…

Tendinopathy or Tendonitis

Tendinopathy or Tendonitis

What is Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy, previously termed tendonitis is a broad term encompassing tendon disease or dysfunction. Research has concluded that inflammation is not always present in tendon dysfunction and as ‘itis’ is the suffix for inflammation, the term tendonitis is no longer appropriate. Common tendon injuries include Achilles Tendinopathy (ankle), Patella Tendinopathy (knee), Gluteal Tendinopathy…

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