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Exercises For ITB Pain & Lateral Knee Pain

Exercises For ITB Pain & Lateral Knee Pain   Physio David Castle-Burns demonstrates two exercises that may help with Lateral Knee Pain or ITB pain.   Commonly seen in runners and athletes, Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) is an overuse injury causing pain on the outside part of the knee especially during running when the heel strikes the ground. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) and anti-inflammatory medications are first-line treatments. Physiotherapy is helpful to identify muscleimbalances, biomechanical problems and then to develop an appropriate strengthening and treatment ... Read more

Strengthening Exercises for Lateral Ankle Sprains

Strengthening Exercises For Lateral Ankle Sprains   Physiotherapist Ryan West demonstrates some exercises for Lateral Ankle Sprains post acute phase.   Ryan talks about why getting your balance (proprioception), strength and flexibility back to normal is so important to help overcome this injury and prevent potentially chronic and chain reaction injuries from happening. So if you have twisted or rolled your ankle from walking or running on uneven surfaces, landing awkwardly or twisted after jumping from playing sports, or someone has stood on your foot accidentally ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis - How can physio help?     Your plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the toes.    Your plantar fascia acts as a passive limitation to the over flattening of you arch. As the plantar fascia develops micro tears or becomes inflamed it is known as plantar fasciitis.   What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? There are two valid mechanisms which contribute to its occurrence. Compression plantar fasciitis ... Read more