23 Aug 2018

Patellar Tendinopathy

Have you ever experienced pain in the front of your knee? Anterior knee pain can be caused by a number of anatomical structures, one such structure is the Patellar Tendon. If you are unsure what tendon pain is, there is a fantastic Blog by B+M Physio Blake detailing 5 important facts for tendon pain that […]

14 Aug 2018

ACL Reconstruction: The Pros And Cons Of Graft Choice

The overall aim of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is to restore stability to the knee preventing the forwards movement of the shin bone on the thigh bone and to provide rotational stability. In an ideal world the chosen graft should recreate the anatomical, structural and functional properties of the original ACL. There are […]

6 Dec 2011

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Ruptures In Women

Why are ACL ruptures so common? What can we do about it? A ruptured ACL is a common sporting injury. The incidence is rising and it affects many more females than males. A ruptured ACL will mean 6-12 months out of the game and if not operated on, can lead to early joint degeneration and […]

18 Nov 2011

The Phattest Pad

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – the knee is a crazy thing. What looks like a simple hinge has the brilliant idea of being one of the more complex joints of the body.  Why is this?  I mentioned a few weeks ago the sneaky little rotational movement it has, and the problems it can cause. Another little […]

19 Oct 2011

But My Knee Hurts! What’s The Hip Got To Do With It?

Knees are funny things.  On the surface, they appear to be a simple hinge, allowing a fair degree of forward/backward motion (extension/flexion) and not much else.  Under the surface, however, the complexities of the knee are revealed including three different joints, a multitude of ligaments, menisci and cartilage