Category: Injury Management

Keep Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

Alright, partner Keep on rollin’, baby You know what time it is. Ah Limp Bizkit! What a band hey! But also massive fans of the increasingly popular foam roller (*not confirmed). So what is all this hype about foam rollers? Foam rollers are a self-treatment tool athletes use to improve their recovery and general wellbeing […]

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What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (aka Shin Splints)?

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as ‘Shin Splints’, is a condition where people feel pain in their lower leg, typically towards the front and inside of the shin. Symptoms of MTSS usually present during or after activities that mainly involve running. Often there isn’t an injury or incident, but instead the symptoms develop […]

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Pain: Intensity versus Unpleasantness

Last summer I went for a swim in the sea with my daughter. As I waded in ever so slowly clad in my wetsuit, my daughter was happily splashing around in her bikini. I asked her how on earth she could ignore the extreme unpleasantness of the cold water, to which she replied it was […]

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Calf Pain in Runners

Calf pain after an acute tear is common and somewhat expected. However, a lot of runners have calf pain without a history of trauma to the calf itself. For these runners the key is determining the cause, and implementing strategies to reduce their pain and prevent it coming back. That’s where physiotherapy can help.   Runners with non-traumatic […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – A Pain in the Foot!

Have you been getting out of bed in the morning, refreshed and raring to go, only to put your foot on the floor and feel a searing pain in your heel that makes you walk like you are 100 years old? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition commonly causes heel pain when […]

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I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear … Now What?

Have you had shoulder pain for some time, only to be told after having a scan you have a rotator cuff tendon tear? Misplaced fear may be your first reaction if the consequence of a rotator cuff tear has not been explained well.   A tear in the rotator cuff is common. And it may be […]

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Why Your Rehab Might Require Exercises

Many clients who walk through our door will receive exercises as part of their rehab. The reason behind this varies from person to person but is largely dependent on the issue that they present with. A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting the appropriate exercises. Compliance with rehab exercises is often an issue […]

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Can I Return to Work or Play Sport Even With Pain?

Recently Ryan covered the topic of “There Are No Shortcuts” where he discussed the return to your activity. This week we are going to look at a similar theme and something we are asked quite a bit, edging more towards why having some pain when returning to playing sport or work still might be okay. […]

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Low Back Pain and Rowing 

Low back pain is a common problem in rowing, and it can be easily improved with the right management.  What is the cause?  Low back pain in rowing is caused by overload to the structures in the back, it is most commonly from an increase in training load or intensity, which is very common after the school moratorium. The repetitive stress from […]

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Acute Wry Neck

Have you ever had a stiff and painful neck that seems to be stuck in one position? This typically happens all of a sudden or upon waking in the morning, and is known as Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis. Acute wry neck is associated with pain and stiffness. It is often accompanied by spasm of […]

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