When used appropriately imaging can provide valuable information about the different structures within our bodies. Unfortunately, imaging is only one piece of the puzzle and to form the whole picture first we need to think about the injury history and have a physical assessment. It is important to remember that imaging alone does not give […]
A common question I get asked in our Physio clinic is “Why does my knee click when I crouch down?” People often associate the clicking of a joint with having a worn-out bony surface, and therefore worry about causing more damage to their knee. There are many reasons for a knee to click. It could […]
For an overview on the causative factors and clinical presentation of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), also often known as Shin Splints, please click here. So, what are the main aims of exercise in the management of MTSS or Shin Splints? To improve load capacity of the calf To improve kinetic chain load capacity by […]
Earlier this month on the outskirts of Paris, Frenchman Robert Marchand cycled for one hour around a velodrome. Covering a mere 22.547km, it was not his speed that attracted the hundreds of fans to cheer him on, but rather the fact that Robert recently celebrated his 105th birthday. On average we are living longer, and […]
With the City2Surf literally just around the corner, we thought we would share a good news story about one of our inspirational patients doing the challenge this weekend! Clare Ward decided to turn her life around last year and has since lost an amazing 26 kilos! Not only has she made an amazing personal turn […]
During pregnancy, your body is changing constantly with the joints, muscles and ligaments adjusting to the change in pressure and weight around them. As this happens so quickly it is normal to get aches and pains around your back and hips. It is often wise to seek out help from a health professional to manage […]
1. Feet Come Last When I ask people about the way they sit at work, they so often tell me that they make sure they “try to have their feet flat on the floor.” Possibly this is one of the easier things to remember, and also to adjust as most people know how to raise/lower […]
In a previous post, we discussed one particular cause of clicking in the wrist. Many other joints in the body can click and creak. Although common, these noises can be unsettling and you may be wondering whether it is harmless or indicates something more serious.