Category: Rehabilitation

Have You Trained Enough to Safely Return to Playing Sport?

The biggest risk factor for acquiring an injury during sport is having previously had that injury whilst playing. This is the same for any muscle/tendon/ligament/bone injuries. For example, having rolled an ankle playing basketball makes you significantly more likely to roll it again when playing basketball. Another common example is the runner who experiences pain […]

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Lazy Bum: How to Avoid Dormant Bottom Syndrome

Many of us now work 38 hours or more a week sitting at a computer.  This has led to one of our main muscle groups being severely neglected, often with lasting consequences.  An increasing sedentary lifestyle is being blamed for what a leading American Sports Physical Therapist, Chris Kolba, from Ohio State University, has called […]

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The Relationship Between Sleep & Pain

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep because of pain? Does your pain feel worse after a bad nights sleep? If you said yes then you’re not alone. These complaints are more common than you might think. Furthermore, there is strong evidence that sleep and pain are related. Pain can affect sleep […]

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Why You Need To See A Physiotherapist After Straining Your Hamstring

The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh (Figure1). The muscles extend from the bottom of the pelvis, down to the back of the knee. The hamstring muscles work to extend the hip and bend the knee, so are important in activities such as walking, running, squatting and […]

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What is the PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Program?

Unfortunately in this day and age it is common to be affected by cancer in some way. It might be that we experience cancer ourselves. Or a family member or friend might receive a diagnosis. Whatever the reason, cancer is having an increasing impact on many of our lives. Cancer is a major public health […]

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The Rehabilitation Process Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

There are two reasons people undergo shoulder replacement surgery.  The first is to reduce long term pain.  The second is to improve movement or function with daily activities and hobbies. This article describes the different types of shoulder replacement surgery, and the rehabilitation process that follows. The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint, […]

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