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Focus on ACL Reconstructions

 A common injury of the knee is a tearing of the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). This ligament is very important for stability of the knee and often needs to be repaired surgically. The primary function of the ACL is to keep the bottom surface of the knee joint from sliding forwards during movement. An unrepaired […]

Achieving Wellness with Physiotherapy

 While being healthy has always been promoted in society, in recent years, the shift towards wellness has been increasing. While the two concepts seem similar, there are some subtle differences between the two.  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 […]

Focus On 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 the leading cause of heel pain in children and young adolescents.  […]

How Changing Your Posture Can Change Your Life

   Health care professionals seem to constantly be talking about posture. While many people take away the message that they should “stand up straighter” the truth about what good posture is and why you should aim to have it is a little more complicated.  One of the reasons why posture is so important is that […]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

 What Is It? The knees function as hinges, allowing your legs to swing forwards and backwards smoothly as you walk, kick and run. The kneecap, also known as the patella, sits at the front of the knee and has a variety of functions, including guiding the muscles that straighten the knee, protecting the knee joint […]

How Physiotherapy Can Help Injury Healing

 There is no doubt that the human body can be resilient. The body is capable of recovering from amazing amounts of damage, including broken bones. Perhaps because of this, many people feel that physiotherapy treatment can only speed up recovery and if they are not elite athletes then simply letting nature take its course is […]

Things to Avoid When You Have Back Pain

 Back pain is such a common experience that it is estimated up to 80% of adults will have at least one severe episode of back pain in their lifetime.   For many people, the pain quickly resolves and things go back to normal. However the first time this happens to you it can be scary, particularly […]

Stress Fractures

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 in […]

Tips for Managing Tendon Injuries

 Tendons, the soft connective tissues that join muscles to bone are known for being notoriously difficult to treat once injured. The reason for this is that often they are injured through stress or overuse, and compared to muscles have relatively small blood flow, which is essential for healing.  Tendons and muscles work together to move […]

Three Telltale Signs It’s Time to See Your Physio

 Your physiotherapist has a wide variety of skills and can help treat so much more than just pain and injury. Here are a few reasons to visit your physiotherapist that can keep you healthy and pain-free, before injury strikes. Stiffness and Inflexibility Almost all of us have experienced pain and stiffness after a day of […]