As working from home has become the norm, we need to be aware of the changes that this can cause to our bodies. Whilst at work, many of us do incidental exercise, walking to the kitchen, bathroom, meetings or going out for lunch with colleagues, however, at home all of these trips are short and…

1. You have increased your load too quickly Activity load has one of the highest correlations to achilles and plantarfascia inflammation. People that run casually are more likely to get achilles pain than those who don’t run and marathon runners are more likely to experience symptoms than casual runners. Why is this?Well when you are…

We as physiotherapists understand back pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Back pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Pain in the lower back area may be caused by decreased flexibility, muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a…

1: You have poor shoulder flexibility Do you struggle reaching towards your cupboards? Do you have difficulty reaching behind your back? Do you have shoulder symptoms when trying to comb your hair?If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have limited shoulder range of motion (also known as flexibility). Our shoulder joint…

1: You lose “Match Fitness“ So what is match fitness exactly? It essentially means the type of fitness that relates to your chosen sport. For example, a rugby player and a golf player would use very different energy systems. After a season, your body has adapted to the stress you placed upon it throughout the…

Shoulder pain is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal complaint seen in clinical practice, with 70% of patients still experiencing symptoms 6 weeks after their initial presentation, and 50% developing chronic symptoms (Ottenheijm et al 2011). As there are a number of issues that can result in shoulder pain, the symptoms that are experienced can be…

Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries experienced by those who participate in sports that involve high power and acceleration, such as football, soccer, and athletics. These strains occur when the hamstring muscles are overloaded; either by being overstretched or contracting too hard. The hamstring structure is made up of three main muscles:…

Your Shoulder blades play a crucial role in the movement of your shoulder. If the muscles that support the shoulder blades are too weak or too tight, then normal movement of the shoulder joint cannot occur and over time, this leads to shoulder pain. The muscles that stabilise the shoulder blades onto the rib cage…

ANKLE PAIN and STIFFNESS?? Recently we have noticed an increased number of people coming to the clinic with ankle injuries. This area is one of the areas of the body that many people neglect to rehabilitate properly following injury. Accurate diagnosis followed by appropriate treatment combining hands on physiotherapy and rehabilitation is essential to prevent…

Most people will have never heard of a “bursa”, however it is a very common cause of significant pain and injury in the body (bursitis). What is a bursa? A bursa is a very thin, small fibrous sack that sits between bone and tendon. They are found in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and various…

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