Shin Splints

Shin Splints – What do I do now? Shin Splints are one of the most common injuries amongst runners. The term is recognised as pain at the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the shins. Pain at the front of the shins can be due to an overloaded Tibialis Anterior muscle. This muscle is responsible […]

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ACL physio – Recovery from surgery

ACL physio – Recovery from surgery (~0-2 weeks) We will remove dressings during the first session of ACL physio. Once checked and clear we can begin an  exercise program consisting of range of movement and gentle quadriceps strengthening exercises. Following these exercises, practice gait control with the guidance from the physiotherapist. Finally ice and compression […]

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Knee injury – ACL Management

SO you have suffered a knee injury, in particular the ACL and are thinking about getting ACL surgery? After a knee injury (ACL) when are you ready for surgery? To be ready for surgery you must reach a certain level of strength. This is achieved with an ACL Prehab program. It is very important to […]

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Low Back Pain Physiotherapy

Most of the population will experience low back pain at some point in the lifespan. Fortunately with correct management an acute bout of low back pain will resolve within a few weeks. What triggers it? Your lumbar spine is made up of 5 very strong vertebrae separated by a strong soft tissue called discs. The […]

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Tendon Pain

What causes tendon pain? Tendon pain is generally caused by direct impact or repetitive motion. Your tendons are designed to withstand high loads, when the load becomes too much your tendons will hurt. A high load can happen in two ways: High force in a short amount of time (Usually when landing or falling awkwardly) […]

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Heel pain and Plantar-fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a type of heel pain that can occur with an impact injury or build up over time. The plantar fascia is long ligament or arch under the foot. This pain can happen to anyone and commonly affects runners.   Why do I have it? When the plantar fascia’s ability to tolerate impact […]

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Anti-extension exercises and core strength

Core strength & anti-extension exercises: Why are they important? Anti-extension exercises resist your lower back from getting into a hyperextended position or ‘lumbar lordosis’. A hyperextended lumbar spine is a position that can hurt you especially if you are in that position when lifting heavy or heavy-ish weights. Anti-extension exercises hence can be helpful for […]

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Lisfranc Injury

The Lis-Franc injury is defined as a bony or ligamentous injury involving the midfoot and forefoot. It is named after a French surgeon and gynaecologist who described the injury in 1815 during the Napoleonic war. Many soldiers fell from their horses having there foot caught in stirrups. The fall resulted in an injury to the […]

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Achilles Pain

Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendinopathy refer to pain / inflammation in the Achilles area. It is commonly an overuse injury seen in sports or jobs requiring repetitive action such as jogging or labouring. What causes Achilles tendon pain? Tendons are what connects the muscle to the bone. They are most made up of collagen fibres […]

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How do you detect a stress fracture?

  With the New Year there were doubtless resolutions to KICK START that new lifestyle with a diet and exercise routine with a “sound run or two and a few push-ups”. As we drag the Dunlop Volleys from the cupboard, there are a few important considerations for the experienced and less experienced runners. With any […]

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