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Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgery or a Boot?

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

Back pain: What really works?

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

Groin Pain: Is it Your Hip?

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