The Achilles tendon is the thickest, strongest tendon in the human body, able to transfer large forces when we move. The Achilles’ can transfer forces of up to 10 times your body weight when you jump, hop, run or skip. Many Achilles injuries are chronic and develop slowly over time but can be very debilitating and take a long time to settle and recover. Causes of Achilles pain can be weak calf muscles (Gastrocnemius & Soleus), an imbalance between the calf muscles, tight ankl
Load is possibly the hottest, most researched topic in sports at present. So, what is load? Load is the work, exercise (load you put your body through) in training and /or competing in your chosen sport. Load is protective of injury and increases your risk of injury. Confused yet? The oldest example of load is the legend of Milo, a wrestler known for his superhuman strength, who carried a calf on his shoulders as a young man every day. As the calf grew so did Milo’s strength,
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
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
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