Spring has sprung and with the Masters just around the corner the golf season is starting to reach full swing. The PGA may not look like it has much in common with professional rugby – but you may be surprised to learn that golfers are actually injured more often than rugby players. It’s true. In
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Do you dream of being that runner where every step of every mile is 100% pain free? No aches, no twinges or niggles, no lingering soreness from yesterday’s session. Well, you are not alone; research shows that as many as 79% of runners get injured at least once during the year. Stop. Think about that
Achilles tendinopathy is really just pain that has been present for months. It’s more complex then that from a pathology perspective but treatment does not need to be complicated. Tendinopathy is more common than OA. In the US 26million have OA and 35 million have had a tendinopathy. We know that load and compression forces
Injury prevention starts in Pre-Season! July can only mean one thing for football (soccer) players – the dreaded pre-season! Fortunately for recreational, sub elite and elite level players gone are the days of running until you vomit, sand dunes and 2000 crunches! Football is played by 1/4 billion people worldwide and injuries are common place.
Management of Patellofemoral pain What is Patellofemoral Pain? Patellofemoral Pain or PFP has been defined as pain around or behind the patella (knee-cap) with pain on palpation or compression of the patella without any other signs of knee pathology (Brushoj et al 2008). Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, affecting