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 […]

FOCUS ON SHIN SPLINTS

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a microscopic fracture of the bone that is so small that it often cannot be picked up on X-ray. If left untreated, a stress fracture can cause significant disability and develop into a full fracture, possibly even requiring surgery.   The majority of stress fractures occur […]

Healthy Lifestyle Changes To Make This New Year

Most of us start the New Year with some ideas of how we will change our lives for the better. Here are some tips for a better lifestyle and healthier outlook for the coming year.   Be proactive about your health.   Take time to listen to the advice of health care professionals and seek […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?   A bursa is a small jelly-like sac of fluid that sits between bone and soft tissue; there are many of them located around the body and their function is to reduce friction between two structures. When a bursa is irritated through excessive or abnormal stress, it can become inflamed.   […]

Wellness, Health and Physiotherapy

Health and wellness are terms that are often used interchangeably and both are important in physiotherapy. While the terms are similar, they do have slightly different meanings.   Health refers to the state of wellbeing in physical, mental and social terms, rather than just the absence of disease. Wellness, however, encompasses the ability of a […]