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Runner’s Knee – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is Runner's Knee - Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Runner's knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a general diagnosis given to people who present with pain at the front of the knee joint. Pain is the predominant symptom which is usually located around the knee cap. The knee pain often comes on insidiously (without a history

When to ice and when to heat?

When it comes to pain or an injury, there is often much confusion about when to ice and when to heat. Therapeutic icing and heating are a safe, cheap and easy self-treatment option for many common painful problems, but knowing which one is correct for a particular issue leaves many of us unsure. Heat and ice

Plantar Fasciitis

Do you ever experience pain in the arch of your foot that seems to just come out of nowhere? Chances are, you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? The Plantar Fascia is a thick, stringy ligament that connects our heel to the front of our foot. It supports the arch of

The Myths of Stretching

It’s the age old dilemma... should we stretch before running or not? Do we believe the myths of stretching? I’ve always been active, particularly through my teens and into adulthood, and I (like many others) have ALWAYS been advised to stretch prior to exercise. “If you don’t stretch you’ll increase your chance of getting injured”

Sports Rehabilitation Explained

What is Sports Rehabilitation? Sports rehabilitation is treatment for musculoskeletal injuries new or old, helping people to reach specific goals and maintaining their health and fitness. Whether you're recovering from an injury and you wish to get back playing your favourite sports and hobbies or you just want to get back to doing the simple

How to help back pain

What causes back pain? There are lots of reasons for getting back pain: poor sitting posture, excessive driving, heavy lifting, lack of stretching - even the wrong footwear! These activities put a strain on the back muscles which can cause them to tense up leading to pain. Sometimes the muscles will stay tight for weeks,

Should We Sit Less?

Should we sit less? In recent surveys, it shows that the average person is sitting for 13 hours per day and sleeping for around 8 hours a day resulting in a sedentary lifestyle of around 21 hours a day! This is a worrying figure considering our bodies are naturally designed to be up-right. So, what

Common Pregnancy Problems

In this blog, we discuss some of the most common pregnancy problems that we are faced with, offering a professional explanation on why, as well as advice on how we can best deal with the issues. Common Pregnancy Problems Low back pain Unfortunately, low back pain is one of the most common pregnancy problems, however,

Achilles Tendinitis

Our Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest tendon in our body that stretches to help us walk, run and jump. Injuring this can result in Achilles tendinitis or worse, Achilles tendinosis. What is Achilles tendinitis? Overuse of our Achilles tendon can cause the tendon to swell, become irritated, inflamed, and painful resulting in what is

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is very similar to, the more well known, tennis elbow. In fact it is the same injury only on the inside tendon of the forearm instead of the outside. What does this mean? It means that we will feel pain where the tendon (medial epicondyle) attaches to the inside of the