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’. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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
Neural mobility is an important aspect of flexibility, and may be what’s holding you back from improving your flexibility. Often that feeling of “tightness” or muscle tension we feel can actually be related to tension in our nerves (Neural Tension) rather than muscles.
These words are often discussed on the sports field, at the Physiotherapy clinic or over the water-cooler at the office: but just what is the difference between these structures and what is it that they actually do?
No, it’s not some bizarre party trick! If you’ve ever sprained your ankle or had a knee injury, your Physio is likely to have made you do this at some stage during your treatment. The reason for this is to retrain your proprioception. So what does this mean and why is it important?
McConnell taping was initially developed by Jenny McConnell, an Australian Physiotherapist, to guide the gliding pattern of the patella (kneecap) in people who experience pain at the front of the knee. The taping technique uses rigid tape over a joint in an attempt to normalise the joint’s movement.