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Physiotherapy After Shoulder Dislocation Surgery

Physiotherapy After Shoulder Dislocation Surgery

 About the Shoulder and Dislocations The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. More specifically, the glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket structure that is able to move across all planes of motion. The benefit of having such a mobile joint is that...

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Recovering from an Achilles Tendon Rupture

Recovering from an Achilles Tendon Rupture

 Introduction: This blog is designed to guide you through the processes behind rehabilitation from an Achilles tendon rupture. Although suffering this injury can be quite intimidating, and the journey may seem daunting, you can regain your strength, mobility, and...

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Should we be concerned with noises in the knee?

Should we be concerned with noises in the knee?

 There are a few things that we as individuals tend to be concerned about when it comes to our bodies, one of these things is what we call ‘crepitus’. Now what is crepitus? Crepitus is described as an audible pop/click/grinding sensation that is often experienced...

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Longevity (and Physiotherapy)

Longevity (and Physiotherapy)

 Longevity (and physiotherapy) Having recently watched Dan Buettner’s ‘Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones’ I have been putting a lot of thought into longevity and how this aligns with physiotherapy and what we preach. This show taps into the golden question on...

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

 What is De Quervain’s? De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an overuse injury that causes thickening of the extensor retinaculum. Specifically, the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and abductor pollicis longus (APL) tendons are implicated as they pass through the first...

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Glutes vs. Quads Strength Training for PFP

Glutes vs. Quads Strength Training for PFP

 Glute and Quad Strength Training for PFP The age-old debate, should we train the glutes or quads when it comes to managing patellofemoral pain (PFP). Before we discuss this topic, let's get a quick summary of what PFP is, how it typically presents itself, the...

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Meniscus Injuries

Meniscus Injuries

 Meniscus Injuries In the last few months, we have seen a few meniscus injuries come through the clinic. In this blog I will run through some common tests and questions that I like to ask during our initial assessments, and what the plan and rehabilitation tends to...

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Secondary Injuries from Shoulder Dislocations

Secondary Injuries from Shoulder Dislocations

 With a noticeable increase in shoulder injuries being treated at our clinic, there is a growing interest in understanding common secondary shoulder injuries. These injuries often occur as a result of shoulder dislocations and can have a significant impact on one's...

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Syndesmosis Injuries aka “High Ankle Sprains”

Syndesmosis Injuries aka “High Ankle Sprains”

 Syndesmosis injuries, commonly referred to as high ankle sprains, can have a significant impact on athletes participating in high-impact sports. These injuries involve damage to the syndesmosis, a network of ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula bones in the...

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Patella Tendinopathy

Patella Tendinopathy

 Background: Patella Tendinopathy is often referred to as ‘Jumpers Knee’. It is an overuse condition that commonly affects high level athletes who participate in jumping sports. Tendinopathy occurs when the tendon is overloaded by repeat ‘spring-like’ activity...

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

 Epidemiology: Sacroiliac joint pain comes underneath the umbrella term of low back pain. It is estimated that 80% of people will experience low back pain at least once during their life (Hoy et al. 2014). Research shows that between 14% to 22% of all low back cases...

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