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Focus: The Broken Collarbone

 What is it? A broken collarbone, also known as the clavicle, is one of the most commonly broken bones in the body.  The collarbone connects the front of the ribcage to the shoulder and is the only bony connection the arm has to the rest of the body. Many muscles attach to the collarbone, including […]

Life Hack: Three Stretches for Common Problem Areas

 Chest Stretch: Find a large flat wall and stand facing away from it. You may need to bend your knees slightly or step a few inches forward. Your pelvis, thoracic and base of your head should all be in contact with the wall, with small gaps where the curves of your spine are. If you […]

Anterior Ankle Impingement

 What is it? Anterior ankle impingement, also known as anterior impingement syndrome, is a musculoskeletal condition where repetitive forces compress and damage the tissues at the front of the ankle, causing pain and stiffness. It is a common injury that can affect people of all ages, however is usually seen in athletes of sports involving […]

Tips for Finding Your Perfect Exercise Match

 Exercise is such an essential part of mental and physical wellbeing, however many of us find it difficult to make time to stay active.  Often, when we think of exercise we imagine jogging or the gym. Exercise can be anything that gets you moving, and the trick to reaping the long term benefits is to […]

How To Prevent Workplace Injuries

 Why are workplace injuries so common? The nature of work is that we are often required to complete the same task for hours. We can also find ourselves faced with time constraints and deadlines that lead to lazy postures and taking shortcuts, simply to get the job done. How can they be prevented? Workplace injuries […]

How Vitamin D Can Affect Your Health

 With so much public education about the dangers of sun damage, the last thing you’ll be expecting to hear is that you’re not getting enough sunshine. However, in some countries up to 30% of the population have inadequate vitamin D status, increasing to more than 50% in women during winter and spring.  What does vitamin […]

MCL Tears

 What is it? Your knee moves freely backwards and forwards; however, the thought of it moving from side to side probably makes you cringe. This is because the knee joint has sturdy ligaments either side of it that prevent sideways movement and we instinctively know that a lot of force would be required to shift […]

Why Do Joints Become Stiff?

 While pain and stiffness often go together, joint stiffness can occur on its own. Joint stiffness can limit your ability to perform usual tasks, for example turning your neck to check behind you while driving. Stiffness can also be a warning sign that part of the body is vulnerable to future injury. There are many […]

Shoulder Labral Tears

 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 glenoid […]

How Do I Know When My Injury Will Heal?

 When injury strikes, the first thing that most of us want to know is ‘how long will this take to heal?’ Unfortunately, the answer to this can be complicated and requires at least a little understanding of how the different tissues of the body heal. Each of the tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons, […]