Stretching is a controversial subject in Sports Medicine circles. The best research evidence shows that stretching is not an effective tool to prevent running related injuries. But, it feels so good it must be doing something, right? So which stretches do we recommend for stiff, tight muscles after running sports? Read More
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This can be a bit confronting, can’t it? You head off to the Physio with a hip flexor strain, shin splints or some tendonitis in your foot. You’re training really well, feeling fit, a bit tired maybe. And then they hit you between the eyes with a question about how often you get your period? Bit random, what’s going on there you may wonder. Read on to find out why they may be negligent NOT to ask!
Lower back Pain is extremely common. At any one time, 8% of the world’s population has low back pain and 25% of us have had a sore back in the last 3 months. Low back pain is the number one cause of disability and medical retirement from work, and there are more Doctor’s visits for back pain than any other condition!! So, What Really Works for Low Back Pain?Read More
Did you know that pain in your groin is most likely to be coming from your hip? This can be confusing, as most people think of the hip as the bit on the outer side of the thigh, but if we look at the anatomy, we can see that the ball and socket of the hip joint is a long way inland from there and right under what most of us call the “groin”.
As Physiotherapists, how do we make sense of groin pain and decide it’s coming from your hip?Read More
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Patello-femoral pain or “Runner’s Knee” is felt at the front of the knee around the kneecap and hurts with sport, stairs, squatting and even sitting. It’s the most common running-related injury and if not treated early, can hang around for years. Keep reading to find out how we can help turn this around and keep you running or walking without pain.Read More