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The Dreaded Calf Strain

A calf strain is an injury to the muscles of the back of the leg. The calf consists of the two headed gastrocnemius and the always forgotten soleus muscle which sits deeper near the Achilles tendon.  Calf strains are most commonly found in the medial head of the gastrocnemius. The Gastrocnemius is commonly injured in sports which require quick acceleration from a...

The Dreaded Syndesmosis

Winter is coming, where the combination of wet weather and contact sport are a perfect recipe for not only the typical inversion ankle sprain, but also the dreaded syndesmosis injury. A Syndesmosis injury occurs when there is a disruption of the distal attachment of the tibia and fibula which is most commonly caused by a tear in...

10 FACTS you NEED to know about lower back pain!

LOWER BACK PAIN is the leading cause of DISABILITY worldwide. Unfortunately, there is a lot of  mis-information in regards to lower back pain and UNHELPFUL BELIEFS can often lead to ongoing PAIN and DISABILITY. Let’s discuss 10 lower back pain FACTS which you need to know.  1. Persistent back pain can be SCARY, but it’s rarely...

I HAVE BURSITIS!!!!! But is it the source of your pain?

Bursitis is a common pathology seen under an ultrasound investigation in the knee, shoulder and lateral hip. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs which are lined by synovial membrane containing a vicious synovial fluid. Bursae are seen throughout the body, where their purpose is to reduce friction by providing a cushion between bones and tendons and/or...

Bone Health – and our kids

Let’s talk about bone health in our young athletes. As we approach the summer months, our kids are heading into basketball and athletics season and getting back into full training demands. At this point it is important to remind ourselves that as much as we want our young prodigy to perform at their best, we...

Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritic disease that most commonly affects the spine; however, the disease can also affect other joints such as the hands, knees and even organs such as the eyes! This painful genetic condition is estimated to affect around 1 in 200 people (Zhu et al. 2019), and...

Are you truly ready to return back to sport?

With covid-19 restrictions being lifted we are now seeing a gradual return back to a new normality, which includes seeing the professional athlete and weekend warriors returning back to sport. But are you truly prepared for the acceleration and deceleration loads that contact sports demands? Physiotherapists are expecting an influx of soft tissue, knee and ankle...