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.

10 Jun 2011

The Health Risk of Heels

The Health Risk of Heels

Surprisingly, I don’t often get asked by my female patients about the effect that wearing high heels can have on your feet and lower legs. Perhaps this is because it is common knowledge that high heels are not what a physio would recommend, nor are they comfortable to wear, so they must be bad, right? […]

9 Jun 2011

Arthritis Answers

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. It is a major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia with 3.85 million Australians affected. Arthritis can vary considerably from mild ‘wear and tear’ in the joints which may present as occasional stiffness, to severe degeneration and pain […]