19 Dec 2017

Tennis Elbow – Do I Have it?

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylagia is a particularly common elbow overuse injury which about forty percent of us will experience at some point in our lives. Surprisingly despite its name, only approximately five percent of all cases are attributed to playing tennis. In saying that fifty percent of all tennis players will experience some kind […]

6 Dec 2017

Shoulder Pain! Have I Torn My Rotator Cuff?

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) that surrounds the Glenohumeral joint in your shoulder. The Glenohumeral joint is the joint that connects your humerus (upper arm bone) to your scapula (shoulder blade) via a ball and socket joint. To enable a large range of motion at […]

27 Jun 2017

Is Your Thoracic Stiffness Limiting Your Shoulder Mobility?

Thoracic stiffness is a common ailment we see in the clinic and our current lifestyle of sitting at work, looking at laptops, tablets and phones might be to blame.  Looking down, rounded shoulders and a lack of mid-back strength all lead to your thoracic spine slowly stiffening up.  It won’t happen overnight but it will […]

25 Aug 2016

Do Your Shoulder Blades Wing?

Scapular winging is a sign of muscular dysfunction of the muscles around the shoulder blade resulting in the base of the shoulder blade protruding from your back in an abnormal position. This winging of the shoulder blade occurs when any of the three muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade are not working in.  This leads to […]

26 Nov 2015

Will Your Shoulders Lift Happily Ever After?

There are a lot of really great reasons to do strength training. But do you know your individual risks for injury? When it comes to the gym, the shoulder is the most commonly injured part of the body and some of these injuries have nasty long-term consequences. Cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries do occur […]

19 Nov 2015

What are PRP Injections?…Will They Fix My Injury?

What are PRP Injections? They was first developed in 1970s PRP is for ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma’ Therapy Blood usually contains 6% platelets, whereas PRP has a significantly increased platelet concentration. The platelet rich plasma contains several growth factors and healing factors, which are believed to help accelerate the healing process. Who is it used for? PRP […]

17 Apr 2015

Strengthening Your Shoulder Stabilisers

You’ve probably heard it before – you need to strengthen your shoulder stabilising muscles. Why is this so important and how might you effectively perform these exercises? The upper quadrant is composed of your neck, scapula (shoulder blade), and arm. The arm’s only attachment to your skeleton is via the scapula, and the scapula attaches […]

28 Nov 2014

Do I Need A Scan?

As Physiotherapists, we can refer our patients to have a variety of scans including MRI. But while modern scans can offer better quality images than ever before, the scan is not the whole story. In giving patients the best care, the skill and experience of the clinician will always be the critical element. Last week […]

17 Nov 2014

5 Extra ‘Arm Day’ Exercises

Arm day, leg day, arm day, arm day again…sound familiar? Summer is coming and we know it’s important to keep the shoulder muscles rippling…but what about the muscles we don’t see? The shoulder is a complex joint; it contains many other small muscles that all need to fire in sequence for optimal function! The smaller […]

21 Oct 2014

The Unstable Shoulder

The shoulder joint is an incredibly mobile joint, however with this mobility comes a lack of stability. Some individuals are more susceptible to having an unstable shoulder. Instability can be caused by factors such as previous trauma, poor muscle recruitment around the shoulder, or generally loose ligaments (something we can thank our parents for!).