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Stress Fractures...
Stress fractures can occur for many different reasons; for example over training...
Stress fractures can occur for many different reasons; for example over training or metabolic reasons.There are two groups of bone cells that are responsible for bone turnover. One group breaks bone down osteoclasts and the other builds it up osteoblasts. Both the bone reduction and bone production needs...
11/05/2016
Prolapsed Bulging Disc...
"Bulged discs?" - Here's what you need to know: Two parts make up...
"Bulged discs?" - Here's what you need to know: Two parts make up our spinal discs. One is the annulus which is the tough, hard outer shell. The other is the nucleus pulposus which is the inner gel like substance. Sometimes, the nucleus pulposus can protrude,...
09/05/2016
Naming the bones of the foot...
Our physiotherapists have always found anatomy to be fascinating. When it comes...
Our physiotherapists have always found anatomy to be fascinating. When it comes to naming parts of the body, there is (usually) a logical origin to which the various parts received their names.Following are the names of the bones of the foot, with a translation for the...
03/05/2016
What is physiotherapy?...
What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and...
What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function, who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders. These movement disorders may have...
03/05/2016
Sesamoiditis...
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of one or both of the sesamoid bones in...
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of one or both of the sesamoid bones in the first metatarsal joint (the big toe). This causes pain and discomfort under and around the joint. The big toe is a very important joint for locomotion as it is the last point of contact with...
17/04/2016
Sever’s disease...
Sever’s disease (sometimes called Sever disease) is a common cause of heel pain, particularly...
Sever’s disease (sometimes called Sever disease) is a common cause of heel pain, particularly in the young and physically active. It usually develops just before puberty. Boys are slightly more prone to this condition than girls.Physiotherapy can help manage the symptoms of Sever’s disease so that the young person can...
07/04/2016
What to expect after an ankle sprain…...
Symptoms of an ankle sprain that a physiotherapist will see.These will vary depending on...
Symptoms of an ankle sprain that a physiotherapist will see.These will vary depending on the severity of the sprain and how much soft tissue damage has been done, but your ankle may present with the following…Swelling: this can vary from a small amount to a lot of swelling, and...
31/03/2016
Calf Related Sports Injuries...
What we refer to as the calf muscle actually consists of three separate...
What we refer to as the calf muscle actually consists of three separate muscles. That’s the gastrocnemius, the soleus and the plantaris muscles. A recent article in Sports Physio Magazine brought forward an interesting discussion on injuries to the soleus muscle.The soleus originates just below the knee joint at the...
29/03/2016
Don’t just walk off an ankle sprain...
The latest research about returning to sport after a sprained ankle.Back in the...
The latest research about returning to sport after a sprained ankle.Back in the day, the acute management of sprained ankle was to walk it off. People don’t tend to realise how bad an ankle sprain can be. Often times you’ll see people roll their ankle and...
26/03/2016