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’. […]

14 Oct 2016

Sleeping Hip Pain In Pregnancy

As your body changes with pregnancy, so does your posture. Your baby bump will gradually develop and slowly stretch out your abdominal muscles and bring your centre of gravity forward.  To compensate for this your lower back will arch more and your lower back extensor muscles become more active to cope with the increased load, […]

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. […]

1 Feb 2015

The Workout

Following on from my last blog… This is Week 5 of my 6 week Pilates challenge!  So from the beginning of this experience to today, I have tried to build my perfect workout. I try to incorporate the things I love doing as well as the things that correct imbalances in my body. I generally start […]

16 Mar 2012

Creaky Knees? Noisy Joints?

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.  

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 […]

16 Jun 2011

ITB Syndrome Explained

The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of connective tissue that runs down the outside of your thigh from the pelvis to the knee. As you bend and straighten your knee, the ITB passes across a bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) on the outside of the knee.

13 May 2011

Foam Roller….Dreaded But Effective!

You may have heard about, seen or even experienced a love/hate relationship with a foam roller. So, what is a foam roller?