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Running Injuries – February Newsletter

With the rise of active aware individuals in the community, community walking and running groups are slowly growing and are the most popular activities in 2018. So how can we support the 2019 new years resolution and growing park run movement in avoiding and recovering from injuries while living healthier lives? The causes of running or walking injuries: 1. Overload Everyone starts off somewhere from having limited capacity. Whether this is no walking, slow runs or only doing 10km a week. What tends to occur especially around the ... Read more

The SICK Shoulder

The SICK Shoulder   The shoulder blade’s only attachment to the rest of the skeleton is through the acromioclavicular joint, the bone is primarily held in place by the attached and surrounding muscle. Muscles use the scapula for attachment, enabling the flexibility and dexterity of the shoulder. Proper positioning and movement of the scapula is critical for full and normal shoulder range of motion. Abnormal movement of the shoulder blade is known as dyskinesis. The acronym SICK describes the state of shoulder when ... Read more

Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue

Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue   The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterised by debilitating fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical or psychological condition. Symptoms include headache, sore throat, mild fever, myalgia and sleep disturbance. ‘Fatigue’ is defined medically as ‘the early onset of tiredness after an activity has been started’. It has been characterised as ‘recent fatigue’ (less than one month), ‘prolonged fatigue’ (more than one month) and ... Read more

November Newsletter – Hydrotherapy

This months issue: Hydrotherapy With the benefits of joint stability and range of motion, addressing balance, core, and a light cardiovascular workout, Hydrotherapy is an excellent exercise and highly effective way to stretch and strengthen your body without over straining muscles or stressing your joints. Performed in an indoor heated pool with light equipment, hydrotherapy makes for an excellent rehabilitation pathway. It can also provide an effective fitness regime for the later part of your life. Combining Hydrotherapy and a regular walking program will ... Read more

Elbow Pain and Physiotherapy

  Elbow Pain & Physiotherapy Although usually not serious, because you use your elbow in so many ways, elbow pain can have a notable impact on your life. Your elbow is a complex hinge joint that allows you to straighten and bend your arm as well as rotate your hand and forearm. Most movements of the upper limb are a combination of these actions, and so at times it may be difficult to describe what exactly brings on the pain. Other than traumatic injuries ... Read more

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder (glenohumeral) Instability   Shoulder instability refers to excessive movement of the head of humerus (the “ball”) in the glenoid fossa (the “socket”), which can result in pain, dysfunction, loss of movement and loss of strength.  The shoulder joint is designed to allow great flexibility, but the trade-off is the glenoid fossa (the “the socket”) is very shallow predisposing the shoulder to instability.  The common analogy used to describe the shoulder joint is that it is like a golf ball sitting on a ... Read more

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 Shoulder Pain If you are experiencing sharp, pinching, or grabbing pain within the shoulder during overhead activities, or from putting your hands either behind your back or head, then you might be suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome! Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition where your shoulders rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements. This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa resulting in painful shoulder movements.  Impingement (impact on bone into rotator cuff tendon or bursa) should not ... Read more