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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee) Patellofemoral pain syndrome, commonly abbreviated to PFPS, is pain in and/or around your kneecap (patella). It often arises from running and jumping activities, hence, commonly referred to as “runner’s knee”. Common...

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Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) is a common overuse injury in your lower body. It refers to pain and/or inflammation along the front of your leg. It is often the result of intensive weight-bearing activities...

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) Functional Anatomy The iliotibial band has three sites of origin: Iliac crest Superior gluteus maximus (the gluteus medius/minimus lie deep to the ITB) Tensor fascia latae   And three sites of insertion: Lateral patella Gerdy’s...

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Knee Pain
Knee Pain

Knee Pain   Knee Anatomy The knee consists of two joints, four ligaments and supporting structures.   Joints Tibiofemoral joint: tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) Patellofemoral joint: patella (kneecap) and femur (thigh bone)   Ligaments Anterior...

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Top tips to avoid hamstring injuries playing football
Top tips to avoid hamstring injuries playing football

Hamstrings tears/strains are the most common injury in football to result in time out, making prevention a crucial goal. ​Unfortunately, many athletes receive treatments that do not work. Much time is dedicated to static stretching and massage, and too little time...

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Could Your Mattress Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain?
Could Your Mattress Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Having a mattress that is considered too old, too hard, or too soft, is commonly view as a contributor to developing low back pain. Since lower back symptoms (e.g. pain, stiffness) commonly present first thing in the morning for many people, it is easy to see how one...

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Shockwave Treatment For Achilles Tendinopathy
Shockwave Treatment For Achilles Tendinopathy

Shockwave is prescribed as part of the treatment for Achilles tendinopathy. In this article, we will discuss how it works and what research says about shockwave (EWST) as a treatment modality. 1.What is shockwave therapy? 2.Does the research support its use for...

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Strength and conditioning for runners -Beginner exercises
Strength and conditioning for runners -Beginner exercises

It has been well researched that the main muscles that are used during running are the planter flexors of the foot (your calf muscles) and the knee extensors Quads (anterior thigh) muscles. There are different training effects from cardio and strength training that is...

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Returning to Clinic
Returning to Clinic

MSK Clinic will now be offering emergency face-to-face appointments. In order to keep in line with current best practice guidelines we will need to arrange an online physiotherapy appointment or phone call to determine your suitability to attend clinic. The second...

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Corona Virus – Update
Corona Virus – Update

Corona Virus. This should not be taken lightly, and we need to prepare for the fact that we may not be able to conduct face-to-face appointments. However, for those whom have been instructed to work from home and are currently under physiotherapy services, we do not...

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Why do we sleep?
Why do we sleep?

The truth is that no one truly knows the main reason we sleep. However, the structures involved in, stages of and chemical processes behind sleep are becoming increasingly more understood with links to several significant processes being shown throughout research....

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