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Snow Skiing Injuries

Article by John Miller Snow Skiing Injuries: Tips & Prevention Snow skiing injuries can interrupt your enjoyment and performance. The most frequent injuries involve the knees, shoulders, and wrists. Knee injuries, including tears to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament), are particularly common due to the twisting forces encountered during falls and manoeuvres. Shoulder injuries often result from direct impacts or falls on an outstretched hand, leading to dislocations or shoulder fractures. Similarly, wrists can suffer fractures or sprains when skiers...

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Water Skiing & Wakeboarding Injuries

Article by John Miller Water Skiing & Wakeboarding Injuries Welcome to our dedicated page on water skiing and wakeboarding injuries! At PhysioWorks, we understand the thrill and excitement these water sports offer. However, it's crucial to be aware of common injuries that can occur. Our physiotherapists are here to guide you on injury prevention and provide effective treatment strategies. What is the Most Common Injury in Wakeboarding? The most common injury in wakeboarding is knee injuries. This is because the sport involves high-impact landings...

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ACL Injury Prevention

Article by John Miller ACL Injury Prevention Program: Keeping Athletes Safe and Active Acl Injury Prevention Drill What is an ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a crucial part of your knee. It stabilises your knee joint, especially during movements that involve sudden changes in direction or landing from a jump. Athletes often hear the dreaded words, "You’ve ruptured your ACL. You’re out for the season," highlighting the severity of this injury. Who is at Risk? ACL injuries are common in sports that require rapid...

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Gluteal Tendinopathy

Article by J.Miller, Z.Russell Gluteal Tendinopathy What is Gluteal Tendinopathy? Gluteal tendinopathy, commonly known as hip tendinitis, affects the gluteal muscles causing pain and dysfunction. This condition arises from injuries or degeneration of the gluteal tendons connecting these muscles to the femur bone. Experts link it to Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and trochanteric bursitis. If you experience persistent pain or movement difficulty in the hip and buttock area, seek medical advice immediately. What Causes Gluteal Tendinopathy? Weak hip and buttock muscles often lead to...

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ACL Injury

Article by J.Miller, Z.Russell ACL Injury A Comprehensive Guide from a Physiotherapist's Perspective Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common and challenging knee injuries. This guide, enriched with a physiotherapist's insights, aims to deepen your understanding of ACL injuries, including their nature, treatment options, and the vital role of rehabilitation, with an emphasis on the latest research and techniques. What is an ACL Injury? The ACL, a key stabiliser in the knee, often incurs injuries such as tears and ruptures. These...

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Chondromalacia Patella

Article by John Miller What is Chondromalacia Patella? Chondromalacia patella is a condition that causes anterior knee pain, commonly affecting young, otherwise healthy athletes. Chondromalacia patella occurs when the undersurface of the kneecap becomes irritated, leading to cartilage softening. The kneecap, or patella, is usually covered with smooth cartilage, allowing it to glide smoothly during joint movement. However, the kneecap may rub against one side of the knee joint in individuals with malalignment issues, causing irritation and knee pain. When knee pain occurs...

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Sprained Thumb

Article by John Miller Sprained Thumbs: A Physiotherapist's Guide What is a Sprained Thumb? A sprained thumb occurs when the ligaments in the thumb's metacarpophalangeal joint suffer damage. This typically happens when the thumb bends beyond its normal range, often backwards. It's a common injury in sports like skiing, basketball, and netball. Symptoms If you've sprained your thumb, you'll likely experience: Pain when bending the thumb backwards. Pain in the thumb's web area during movement. Swelling over the bottom joint of the thumb. Joint laxity and instability. Severe cases,...

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Snowboarding

Article by John Miller How to Prevent Snowboarding Injuries Going on a snow holiday could be both exciting and intimidating if you are a beginner. Snowboarding is a bit different from skiing in a few ways, and most people would agree that snowboarding is more challenging for learners. Scientists reported in a study that out of all the winter warriors that got hurt, 49% of the injured snowboarders were beginners, and only 18% of injured skiers were beginners (1). Snowboarding Injuries Here are some...

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Why Has My Knee Suddenly Started Hurting?

Article by Matthew Batch Why Has My Knee Suddenly Started Hurting? Sudden onset of knee pain typically follows a clear instigating event and can be associated with injury to one or multiple structures in and around the knee. Bone, joint capsule, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles can all be affected. For this reason, it is vital to ensure your condition is professionally assessed so that you can treat it appropriately. Several types of acute knee injuries are described below. The anterior cruciate ligament...

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Water Sports

Article by John Miller Water Sports Injuries Water sports offer an exciting and refreshing way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Whether swimming, surfing, water skiing, or diving, these activities blend excitement and exercise. However, water sports have their fair share of risks, like any physical pursuit. This article will explore common water sports injuries and highlight key safety measures to help enthusiasts stay safe while having fun in the water. Swimming Swimming poses injury risks despite being enjoyable and physically demanding. Repetitive...

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