Posts Tagged 'Sports Injuries'

Sports Injury Causes

What Causes Sports Injuries?

No pain, no gain

We are all for pushing yourself in training and competition at Mike Varney Physiotherapy. However, there’s a huge difference between pushing yourself, and pushing through physical pain. Athletes who try and push past the physical pain usually end up with an injury. Muscle soreness for 24-48 ...

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Preventing Knee Injuries During the Ski Season

The knee joint and its associated structures including ligaments, cartilage and bony formation, account for up to approximately 30-40% of all skiing/snowboarding injuries. Therefore it is important to strengthen and maintain the knee joint and it’s surrounding tissues. In this review it will explain the importance of preventing injuries around this area, during this very popular sporting season

Firstly it is important to gain and maintain strength in the muscles that surround the knee joint. These muscles include ...

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Achilles Tendon Injuries

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), ...

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Welcome to the Mike Varney Physiotherapy News & Advice blog

At Mike Varney Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on keeping up to date on the latest advances, technologies and techniques within our field.  If you have visited our practice; you will no doubt have met Mike or one of our team of extensively qualified and experienced physiotherapists and have had the benefit of at least one of the new and traditional treatments we have on offer, such as Radial Shockwave Therapy (pictured above).

As ...

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