LCL Tears

The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and has only one plane of movement. This means it bends and straightens but does not twist (much) or move from side to side. To keep the knee from moving in other directions, the knee is supported by many strong ligaments, with two of […]

How Does Diabetes Affect Healing Times?

It can be surprising to many people that one of the questions their physiotherapist will ask them when assessing an injury is ‘do you have diabetes’. This may seem more like an issue for your doctor than your physiotherapist!   The reason why your therapist is asking is that diabetes can actually have quite a […]

Hip Pain and Labral Tears

What are Labral Tears?   If you are experiencing pain in the front of your hip along with clicking, locking or catching of your hip joint you may have underlying labral damage. The acetabular labrum is a fibrous rim of cartilage that covers and seals your hip socket. This lining of cartilage provides stability for […]

Understanding Hamstring Tears

Let’s get clued up on hamstring strains; why you may have one, what you can do to help and how to prevent a future injury. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles; the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. You can feel these muscles if you place your hands on your sitting bones where the […]

Gluteal Tendinopathy

What is Gluteal Tendinopathy?     When tendons are repeatedly placed under more tension than they can deal with, they can have a failed healing response. This can cause changes to the structure of the tendon and is known as a tendinopathy. When this occurs in the tendons of the gluteal muscles it is referred […]

10 Facts About Tendons

Tendons are found all over the body and while you may know a little about them, you might be surprised to learn a few of these facts.     Tendons can be found at the ends of muscles. Tendons are simply connective tissues that attach muscles to bone and help them move our joints when […]

Acute Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up with an inexplicably stiff and painful neck that will only turn to one side? You might have been suffering from acute wry neck, a painful condition following a typical pattern of symptoms. In the clinic, wry neck is classified as one of two different types – Facet or Discogenic wry […]

Labral Tears Of The Shoulder

What is the Labrum of the shoulder?   The shoulder is a remarkably mobile joint, however this flexibility comes with the cost of less stability. The glenohumeral joint, where the upper arm meets with the shoulder blade is a ball and socket type joint. The surface area of the ‘socket’ part of the joint (the […]

A Global Campaign To Improve Balance

Keeping your balance is a complicated process. Although you might not realize it, your body is constantly making calculations and tiny postural readjustments to stay upright.   There are many parts of the body that work together to maintain balance, and this means that if one body system, for example vision, begins to fail, the […]

Sever’s Disease

What is Sever’s Disease?   Sever’s disease is a condition that causes pain in the heel of children and adolescents. While it can be quite painful, it is a self-limiting condition that doesn’t usually cause any long-term problems. Sever’s disease is quite common and is actually the leading cause of heel pain in children and […]