13 February 2020Read More
Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury seen in sports involving running and jumping. It is an overuse injury of the Achilles Tendon.
Where and what is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a large tendon at the back of the lower leg, just above the heel bone. It attaches the two calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). Its function is to "push off" during walking and running and enable us to rise up onto our tiptoes.
You'll often hear of people being diagnosed with Tennis Elbow but what exactly is it?
Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is an injury to the muscles of the wrist and forearm that attach to the lateral epicondyle, a bony bump on the outside of the elbow. It is a condition usually associated with overuse and is not necessarily tennis related!
What are the Symptoms?
Pain on the outside of the elbow which may radiate down towards the forearm and wrist.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used for over 40 years to reduce inflammation & oedema, induce pain relief and to promote healing in a variety of musculoskeletal and medical conditions. Low Level Laser Therapy, sometimes known as Low Level Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation, is a type of low intensity light therapy.
How does it work?
LLLT uses the application of light via certain wavelengths to penetrate the skin and soft tissue to produce a photochemical reaction ...
Stretching is a common activity used by athletes, older adults, rehabilitation patients and anyone participating in a fitness program.
Some might think stretching is a waste of time or an inconvenience, however it is very important and should be incorporated into our normal activities at some level.
It is not enough to build muscle and become aerobically fit; we need to consider flexibility as well. Human movement is dependent on the amount of range of motion (ROM) in our joints.
28 September 2018Read More
Your baby has been born, and now you want to work on recovering from the pregnancy and birth, right?
Pelvic Floor - tick! You've started looking after that region and commenced exercises to strengthen and promote healing of the area.
Abdominal Muscles - tick! You understand the need to strengthen your core, build up your body's "natural corset" to allow the ligaments to heal as well as protecting your back from strain and resolving of ...