2 Aug 2018

Posterolateral Corner Of The Knee Injury

An often unheard of yet complex condition we encounter as Physiotherapists is an injury to the back corner of the knee. Painful and destabilising, it is an injury that is often overlooked and, due to its complex nature, is often mistreated. However, we are growing in our understanding of both what it is and how […]

13 Mar 2018

Chondromalacia Patellae or ‘Runner’s Knee’

What Is Chondromalacia Patellae? Everyone has heard the term ‘Runner’s Knee’, but what exactly is it, and what causes the pain in the front of your knee? Runner’s Knee is more formally known as Chondromalacia Patellae or Patellofemoral Syndrome. Chondromalacia Patellae is the break down of cartilage, either over the surface of the patella (knee cap) […]

30 May 2017

Runner’s Knee Pain

Coming into the Sydney running season we, as Physio’s, are inundated with lower limb injuries. Working in private practice particularly around this time of year is what I describe as ‘monotoknee’. Every third patient seems to present with a similar knee pain due to running, known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or more commonly as ‘Runners Knee’. […]

1 Dec 2016

5 Tips To Prepare Yourself For Soft Sand Running

Soft sand running is probably my choice of exercise when it comes to cardio training, whether it’s in the form of sprints or long distance running. Apart from being an efficient way to workout, it’s free, great for the mind, provides a stunning view to accompany it, as well as a hard earned swim at the end of it! […]

19 Aug 2016

The Unhappy Subluxing Patella

Recurrent patella subluxations occur when the patella (knee cap) is forced out of its natural setting in the trochlear groove of the femur (thigh) bone, and then relocates back into the groove again. Patella subluxation can be traumatic, caused by a force against the knee such as a contact sport injury, or atraumatic, occurring with much […]

2 Jul 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART THREE

In this blog, the most recent evidence and expert opinion surrounding running retraining considerations for iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), patellar tendinopathy, and proximal hamstring tendinopathy, will be discussed. Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) Some experts advocated the use of running retraining for ITBFS and recommended strategies including: Reducing hip adduction and internal rotation i.e. […]

31 May 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART TWO

In this blog, the most recent evidence and expert opinion surrounding running retraining strategies for Achilles Tendinopathy, Calf Pain, and Plantar Fasciopathy (more well known as plantar fasciitis) will be discussed. Achilles Tendinopathy & Calf Pain  Some experts advocated the use of running retraining for Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and calf pain, however adequate rehabilitation exercise […]

3 May 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART ONE

Altering your running technique may help to treat running injuries by reducing load in certain muscle groups and joints. Despite the limited amount of quality research, a recent mixed-methods study reviewing the literature has provided some clearer evidence on the effect of running retraining for common running injuries, including: Foot & Lower Leg Pathologies Anterior […]

24 Feb 2016

A Big Butt Makes A Good Runner?

As the human body magically appeared and was remodelled through evolution, someone chose the buttock muscles, or gluteals, to serve as our engine for running. Adequately functioning gluteals provide us with the support we need for both running performance and injury prevention. The gluteal muscle group comprises three main muscles (as pictured) Gluteus Maximus Gluteus […]

8 Nov 2011

WTF, or, “What’s The Fascia?”

We love to easily delineate the difference between ligaments and tendons, that is, that a tendon is connective tissue between muscle and bone and ligament is bone-bone.  This differentiation works well 99% of the time, but the model fails in instances when we are trying to understand body movement.  What we often forget, in all […]