Hamstring Strains are one of the most common sports injuries. The hamstring muscles are found at the back of your thigh. The hamstrings are composed of three main muscles; the biceps femoris muscle, the semimembranosus muscle and the semitendinosus muscle. The biceps femoris muscle is the most commonly injured. Hamstring strains occur when excessive or sudden tension is put through the hamstring muscle fibres. Hamstring strains vary from simple strains to complete tears. The
Knee pain is one of the post common causes of pain experienced by people when they exercise. Due to the complex nature and different management required for knee pain, I’ve broken this blog into a few parts. To start with anterior knee pain (pain in the front of the knee) or patella-femoral (kneecap area) pain has been cited as affecting 56% of the general population, with a higher prevalence in athletes. Many people sadly start exercising and then give up due to knee pain. W
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to the lower limb. They can vary in severity from “ouchy” and a bit sore to walk on, to requiring surgery for fractured bones or ligament reconstruction for instability. Most of us at some time have “rolled” our ankle (lateral ankle sprain) and been a bit "hobbly" for a few days.
The first thing to do when you roll your ankle is PRICE – Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. If you cannot weight bear at all, an X-ray can
Proprioception – in Latin it means “one’s own,” “individual” and “to take or grasp.” In Physiotherapy it means “the sense of where the body (or a limb) is in relation to the rest of the body and the environment.” Proprioception is essentially messages sent to the brain from muscles, tendons and joints to allow us to move and manipulate our environment without constantly falling, walking into stuff or generally being very unco-ordinated in our movements.
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What is Physiotherapy? Physiotherapy in Australia (as quoted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association-APA) Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. Many people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with sports related injuries