Tag Archives: Physiotherapy

concussion in sport

Concussion in Sport: Facts you need to know

Concussion has become an increasingly topical subject in contact sports and various media outlets, leading to greater discussion about whether there is an increased incidence or risk of concussion in contact sports, or simply whether we are now more aware than ever that it poses a significant injury risk. Concussion accounts for 3-8% of all…

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September 21, 2017
Severs Disease

The Younger Athlete in Football – Sever’s Disease

Over 50% of football players worldwide are below 18 years of age. The overall injury rate was shown to be between two and seven injuries per 1,000 hours of football. The incidence of injury increases with age, reflecting the increasing speed of the game and greater intensity of play. The growing skeleton reacts to loading…

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September 18, 2017
Ankle Impigngement

Anterior Ankle Impingement

The ankle is one the most commonly injured joints in sport. In international football, ankle injuries constitute 11-23% of all injuries recorded during FIFA competitions. In lower level amateur players, the rate of ankle injury is quite high, representing 35% of all injuries. A high percentage of these injuries normally involve the lateral ligament complex…

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September 11, 2017
Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Introduction The elbow is one of the most stable articulations in the body. The bone structures, the joint capsule and the medial and lateral ligaments allow motion and provide this high level of stability. Overuse injuries are common around this joint and are likely to involve the tendon on either the outside (lateral) or inside…

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July 19, 2017
TMJ

TMJ

    The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are two of the most frequently used joints in the body. Without these joints, simple things like talking, eating and yawning would be severely hindered. Dysfunctions of the TMJ can involve the muscles, the disc and the joint. This can result in pain, restricted jaw motion and joint noise.…

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May 18, 2017

Should you run or exercise through your pain?

Should you run or exercise through your pain? To start with, it’s always your decision to rest or to exercise. Generally the advice is that, if you are sore when running or exercising, that you can continue if your pain remains mild, i.e. it is 5/10 or below (see scale below), it resolves the next…

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May 16, 2017
Foot anatomy

Flexor Hallucis Longus

Flexor Hallucis Longus Some of the main tendons on the medial (inside) of the ankle/foot make up ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’.  That is, the Tibialis Posterior, Flexor DigitormLongus and Flexor Hallucis Longus. Injuries Injuries to the Flexor Hallucis have classically been described in ballet dancers, secondary to their constant repetitive plantar flexion (on toes).  Hence,…

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November 22, 2016
Rotator Cuff Muscles

The Rotator Cuff

The Rotator Cuff The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and relies heavily on muscles for both movement and stability. The Rotator Cuff (RC) is a group of deep muscles that originate from the both the front and back of the scapula and attach onto the head of the humerus: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus,…

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November 22, 2016

What NOT To Do If You Have Lower Body Tendon Pain

What NOT to do if you have lower body tendon pain! 1. Ignore your pain: Pain is a subjective marker and tells you that the load placed on the tendon is too much. Therefore it is important to manage the load on your tendon. You must reduce certain aspects of your running/training schedule that is…

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November 21, 2016
TFCC

Triangular Fibrocartilage Tears

Triangular Fibrocartilage Tears The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a term used to describe the ligamentous and cartilaginous structures located on the small finger side of the wrist. It is composed of an articular disc and multiple ligaments that provide attachment to bone. This complex is a major stabilizer of the wrist joint and helps…

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November 18, 2016
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