ACJ – Short for acromioclavicular joint, is the small joint at the front of the shoulder where the collar bone meets the acromion (a bony point of the shoulder blade). It has an important role in maintaining normal shoulder function and movement. Damage to the joint is most often associated with the ligaments that are responsible for maintaining the joint’s stability.
The most common mechanism of injury is through direct impact to the shoulder, usually ... Read more →
What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and who gets it?
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints is comprised of pain in the lower part of the leg along the edge of the bone (Tibia) between the knee and the ankle. More specifically, pain is felt in the middle to lower third of the tibia and will be isolated to the inside of the shin bone.
Most often, shin splints will affect runners accounting for 13-17% ... Read more →
What’s the difference between massage and Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy treats pain, impairments and disability by using a wide number of treatment techniques. The treatment is precise and tailored to you based on an in-depth assessment. Massage is a generic term for hands on techniques employed to relieve muscle tension and improve wellbeing.
Which do I need?
As a rule, if you have pain then you need to know what’s causing it, which means you need a Physiotherapist. The reason for this ... Read more →
Whiplash will affect 1 in 200 of us at some point of our life however it is rarely serious and most people will make a full recovery. Taking control of the pain will increase your likelihood of getting better quickly.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck after a sudden movement in one direction followed by a rapid movement in the opposite direction. It is likely that this will be caused by a rear end or side impact ... Read more →
Recurrent headaches and migraines are a very common condition that people live with for years without finding a way to effectively cure or manage them. The World Health Organisation state that 31% of all migraine sufferers have never seen a doctor regarding them and it is thought that they are underestimated, under-recognised and undertreated throughout the world. For those that do seek medical help, they are often given strong medications with many side effects that do little ... Read more →
The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy. If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy (previously known as tendonitis), the ... Read more →
The rotator cuff refers to a group of four muscles which run from the shoulder blade to the top of the arm bone. These muscles attach to the arm via tendons; strong connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Rotator cuff tendonopathies, or impingement, occur when there is inflammation, degeneration or swelling in one or more of these tendons in the shoulder. This is normally due to overuse, especially in people that play a lot of racquet ... Read more →
In the 100m final last night, Bolt broke the Olympic record in 9.63 seconds, his second fastest time ever. It would have been the first time in history that the whole field completed the race in under 10 seconds if Asafa Powell had not had to pull up short due to a recurring groin injury.
“It was my old groin injury that reoccurred,” Powell said. “I felt it and it started to go. You never want to get injured, ... Read more →