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 →
Headaches are a very common symptom, that have been under estimated, under recognised and under treated. Headache disorders affect people all over the world and can cause difficulty with activities of day to day living. Therapy can produce dramatic results where years of medication and dietary advice have failed. Although similar in nature there is a great difference between types of headaches and migraines. Please see below a list of common conditions we can treat at Mike ... Read more →
What is ITB Friction Syndrome?
The ITB, or iliotibial band, is a long, thin band of fascia that runs down the outside of your thigh. It attaches at the top of the thigh, and inserts below the knee on the outside of the leg. ITB friction syndrome is also known as runner’s knee as it accounts for 22% of all overuse injuries in runners. This condition occurs when the IT band rubs against the outside of the knee ... Read more →
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 an ... Read more →