Category Archives : Conditions

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial Band is a tough, thick fibrous tissue composed of fascia that runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the kneecap and tibia of the lower leg. Repetitive flexing and extending of the knee (as occurs in running) may result in friction and inflammation of the IT band and/or the […]

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short-term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Use ice: Ice has been shown to improve pain during the first 48 hours of back pain. A few easy options are ice bags and frozen peas. […]

Exercise Headaches

Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two days. […]

Sports Injuries

Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres will tear if the muscle is overstretched beyond its normal limits. This type of sports injury is known as a muscle STRAIN. Muscles commonly affected include the hamstrings, quadriceps, groin and calf muscles. Muscle fibres may also be damaged by direct blows which result in Bruising. Ligament Injuries A ligament is […]

Shoulder Injuries

 ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: Shoulder injuries will typically involve these joints and any surrounding musculature, specific damage to elements of this system will limit specific ranges of motion. The shoulder is actually capable of a broader range of motion than any other part of the body, able […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, are common soft-tissue injuries. Even with appropriate treatment, these injuries may require a prolonged amount of time to heal. Soft-tissue injuries fall into two basic categories: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Treatment will vary depending upon the needs and demands of your injury. Physiotherapists will […]

Groin Strain

The groin muscles are responsible for stabilising the pelvis and moving the leg towards the midline of the body. They are particularly active during running and kicking. A groin strain commonly occurs due to a sudden contraction of the groin muscles often when they are in a position of stretch. This typically occurs during rapid […]

Arthritis

What Is Arthritis? The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions, including gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. Rheumatoid arthritis is also a rheumatic disease, affecting about 1 percent of the population. Although rheumatoid arthr...

Achilles Tendinopathy

Several factors can contribute to the development of Achilles Tendonitis. These include: Achilles symptoms include pain in the Achilles tendon, heel or lower calf. Tenderness to pressure and redness and swelling are common. There may be difficulty rising up onto your toes, particularly when standing on 1 leg only. Early physiotherapy treatment for this problem […]

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction may occur from excessive forces being applied to the sacroiliac joint. This can be from bending, sitting, lifting, arching or twisting movements of the spine, or, from weight bearing forces associated with running or jumping. Injury to the sacroiliac joint may occur traumatically or due to repetitive or prolonged forces over time. […]