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Blog 2017-12-15T01:20:19+00:00

Understanding Muscle ‘Corks’

  Hockey ball Vs thigh If I say ‘Cork’ and you think ‘Wine!’, this article probably isn’t for you. For those that have sustained a ‘muscle cork’, you may well recall how painful and debilitating they can be. A ‘cork’ is simply a contusion (or bruise) sustained by a direct blunt trauma, often an opponents knee, shoulder or [...]

September 8th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

Sprain, Strain, What’s the difference? In simple terms, muscles strain and ligaments or tendons sprain. Both cause a physical disruption to that tissue and both are generally graded according to how much of that tissue has been affected. Grade 1: mild disruption <50% of fibres torn. Grade 2: moderate disruption >50% of fibres torn Grade 3: complete disruption   Why [...]

September 8th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

How your ankle could save your knee

Ever sprained an ankle? Read on to find out how ankle dysunction may place you at risk for more serious injury. Are you in a sport that requires more cutting than a barbers shop? These sports carry a significant risk of knee and ankle injury such as ligament ruptures and cartilage tears. Changing direction quickly at speed can be devastating [...]

June 7th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Are you running with pain?

The most common class of injury caused by running is that of overuse. So unless you’ve managed to step in to a pothole or tweaked your hammy at that speed session, there’s a very high possibility the pain you are feeling is a result of overload. Pretty obvious considering what we are generally dealing with is a repetitive task of [...]

June 5th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Are your running shoes fit for you?

If you choose your running footwear by its colour then you may find what's to follow informative. Running shoes are designed according to a runners foot type and how much (or little) support is required whilst running. Just like an orthotic your physio or podiatrist might prescribe, shoe manufacturers attempt to cater for the various types of feet that find [...]

June 4th, 2015|Physiotherapy|