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Ice or Heat after injury?

ICE OR HEAT?   Ouch!  This young lady has a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  Luckily, she has done herself a favour and followed the RICE regime.  Believe it or not, her bruising and pain would be significantly worse if she hadn’t iced her injury regularly in the first 72 hours. Have you ever sustained an injury and not been sure whether to apply ICE or HEAT?   The general principle is to follow the RICE regime in the first 48 to 72 hours after sustaining an ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis and Physio Treatment

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciits is characterised by pain underneath the heel. Pain is often worse first thing in the morning or after long periods of inactivity (eg. Driving, sitting at a desk) but will initially ease during activity. As the condition worsens pain occurs more frequently and during activity as well as before or afterwards. Why do I have it? Poor biomechanics (flat feet or very high arches, both of which overstretch and strain the plantar fascia) Footwear with little/no support Prolonged standing (eg. ... Read more

Physio Lucy Thomas- Do you have Pain in Back, leg, hip,knee or foot

Do you have pain in the back, leg, hip, knee or foot? This could be due to poor biomechanics. Over the next 12 weeks our lower limb specialist Lucy Thomas will give you an insight into why you may be getting these injuries, and what physiotherapy can do to help…   What is ‘Biomechanics’? Biomechanics is the study of motion. The study of biomechanics is important in determining what causes injuries and how we can prevent them re-occurring. It is important that we not only treat ... Read more