15 Nov 2011

Management Of Stress Fractures

My previous posting, Can Stress Cause A Fracture?, provided some background on stress fractures.  I’ll now elaborate on their management: A stress fracture is defined as a continuum or sequence of events, and therefore it can be graded depending on clinical and radiological features.  This grading will determine the management plan.  The good news is […]

31 Oct 2011

Overuse Injuries

You may have heard your Physiotherapist using the term “overuse” when describing your injury or pain.  Often patients have difficulty understanding why they are sore, when there was no specific incident that caused them pain.

20 May 2011

What is Neural Mobility and how is it affecting my flexibility?

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.

20 May 2011

Why Do My Joints Click and Creak?

As a Physio, we commonly get asked, “Why do my joints click?”, or, “What is it that makes that funny clicking noise in my neck/knee/shoulder?”.  This is most often followed by, “Is it doing any damage?”.

20 May 2011

Just What Is The Difference Between A Muscle, Tendon and Ligament?

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?

1 Apr 2011

Kinesio What?

Have you seen professional sports players wearing brightly coloured tape and wondered what it was? No – it’s not a fashion statement!