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April 13, 2020

Physiotherapist, PT Jan walks through several useful knee exercises and stretches suitable for all ages, but particularly focused on people over 60 with knee problems

June 7, 2019

According to Kibler in his article "The Role of Core Stability in Athletic Function", the musculoskeletal core of the body includes the spine, hips and pelvis, proximal lower limb and abdominal structures ". (1) "Core stability is defined as the ability to control the...

February 8, 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and can lead to significant pain and disability. It is most common in people over 55 years and there is a 45% lifetime risk of developing Knee joint OA increasing to 65% in obese individuals.

The international guidelin...

August 30, 2018

Exercise is essential for optimal health.Physical inactivity is ranked 4th as the leading cause of mortality worldwide by The World Health Organisation (WHO).

Most western countries have experienced significant demographic changes with a continuing increase in the numbe...

September 18, 2017

Low back pain is a common disorder with significant consequences for the patient. Though the prognosis of acute low back pain is considered to be good, chronic low back pain is very frequent. Factors that may predict poor recovery for chronic low back pain may include...

April 19, 2017

Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries in all athletes. This injury is common in sports that require sprinting, jumping or acceleration or deceleration. The reason this relates to the type of muscle contraction that occurs with these sports. Concentric c...

August 7, 2016

Pre operative Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy prior to undergoing ACL reconstructive surgery has been shown to be effective in improving strength and balance in an ACL deficient knee. These improvements may reduce the episodes of ‘giving way’ and decrease the chances of re-...

December 23, 2015

Plantar fasciitis, is a self limiting condition, but a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects all aspects of the population both athletic and sedentary. The symptoms may include heel pain with weight bearing first thing in the morning and pain after prolonged...

November 24, 2015

Knee pain is a common problem that can arise from an acute injury to a medical problem.

In order to diagnose the problem correctly it is necessary to do a thorough examination of the knee.

 

The treatment of knee pain depends on the underlying cause.

 

The prognosis of knee...

October 7, 2015

Rotator cuff tears are very common. The natural history of these tears is progression over time, with some tears developing tendon retraction and fatty inflitration of the muscle. When this occurs repairing the tendon may not be an option so alternative treatments may...

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