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Winter Foot Care...
Winter foot care is imperative during the "offseason".  Footwear, sporting participation, and...
Winter foot care is imperative during the "offseason".  Footwear, sporting participation, and climate are all factors that are seasonally affected. It is common to see an increase in particular problems during different seasons. INGROWN NAILS With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time to pull out that...
24/05/2016
Running load management...
Running load management is a great topic for our everyday runners.Too often...
Running load management is a great topic for our everyday runners.Too often people leave their training a bit late and try and do ‘too much too soon’; they end up overloading their tissue resulting in pain and injury. Have a read below to see how to...
21/05/2016
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon...
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon Peri-tendinitis is an inflammation of the sheath that surrounds...
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon Peri-tendinitis is an inflammation of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. It can also be associated with tendinitis which is an inflammation of the tendon itself. Peri-tendonitis is common in repetitive strain injuries or overuse injuries. Athletes who don’t have sufficient rest between training...
19/05/2016
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...
11/05/2016
Prolapsed Bulging Disc...
"Bulged discs?"  Here's what you need to know: Two parts make up our spinal...
"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, or herniate,...
09/05/2016
Naming the bones of the foot...
Do you know how many bones of the foot there are?  Our...
Do you know how many bones of the foot there are?  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...
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 been...
03/05/2016
Sesamoiditis...
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of one or both of the sesamoid bones...
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of one or both of the sesamoid bones in the first metatarsal joint (the big toe). This bone causes pain and discomfort under and around the joint of the big toe. The big toe is a very important joint for locomotion as it...
17/04/2016
Sever’s disease...
Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain, particularly in the...
Sever’s 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