Injuries

Rest Isn’t Best When It Comes To Tendons!

Article by James Dobrowolski Rest Isn't Best When It Comes To Tendons! (Image courtesy of Running-Physio.com) Why don’t tendons get better by stopping activity? Keeping your tendon healthy relies upon a balance between load vs capacity. You can influence this balance either way. Overloading or a sudden/unaccustomed change in activity may irritate the tendon, whereas a lack of loading will diminish the strength and capacity of the tendon. Tendons are resistant to change. Tendinopathies occur when there is a change in load. For example,...

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Why Does My Knee Hurt On The Inner Side?

Article by Matthew Batch Why Does My Knee Hurt On The Inner Side? There are many possible causes of pain on the inner side of the knee. Whilst these are often associated with structures in and around the knee, other areas such as the hip and back can refer pain to this area. Medical conditions that are not musculoskeletal in nature can also produce similar symptoms, which is why it is essential that you receive a professional assessment of your condition! Some...

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Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury?

Article by Zoe Russell Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the knee. It contributes in conjunction with your muscles, other ligaments and receptors in the joint capsule and surrounding tissues to maintain the knee's stability. An ACL injury is often seen as a devastating injury, with treatment decisions often made in the timeframe early after injury, often favouring a surgical reconstruction. Did you know - there are...

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How Do I Know If My Knee Pain/Injury Is Serious?

Article by Zoe Russell How Do I Know If My Knee Pain/Injury Is Serious? Knee Pain & Injury can be debilitating to our activity. All knee pain needs to be thoroughly assessed and a treatment plan put in place -  it is not normal to have knee pain! However, some injuries need more urgent review - the following tips can help you out! How To Know If Your Knee Pain Is Serious: Pain that is worsening or not improving Swelling in...

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Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy!

Article by Nadine Stewart Can I Exercise During Pregnancy? Exercise is widely considered to be very beneficial during pregnancy for both expectant mothers and their growing baby/s, however, there are a number of factors that need to be considered to make sure that exercise is safe for you based on your individual situation. These factors can include your:  unique experience of pregnancy,  general health,  exercise goals. Based on these factors you may need to obtain clearance from your health care professional...

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Preventing Ankle Sprains in the Workplace 

Our feet are our primary mode of transport, carrying us on a journey of 128,000 kilometres in a lifetime – a distance equivalent to three times around the world! Ankle joints and feet are the links between your body and the ground. The tips below are to help you move well, stay well and assist in reducing the risk and severity of ankle sprains in the workplace.  Footwear  ▪ With every step, you absorb shock via your feet, knees, hips and...

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