They are a long way away and usually hidden in shoes, but a painful foot will quickly get your attention and stop you doing the things you love. Pain in the ball of the foot is very common in dancers, runners, triathletes, cyclists and people working on their feet all day. Women are more likely to experience forefoot problems than men. Here’s a few examples of problems we look for:
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Struggling to get back into exercise after having a baby? Having a baby can alter your regular routines, decrease your sleep quantity and it can be hard to take time for yourself to exercise. Exercise has many important health benefits for new Mums including; cardiovascular, strength and conditioning, and importantly psychological well-being and self-identity.
Here are 3 things we’d love you to know about about exercising after having your baby.Read More
The Achilles tendon is the most frequently torn tendon in the human body. It’s a major injury which takes months to recover. For decades, surgical repair of the tendon was the most common treatment, but since walking boots have become popular recently, non-surgical treatment using a specialised boot has become more popular.
So which one is better? Surgery or a boot? As usual, it depends!Read More
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
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