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Tennis Elbow: Treatment and Management

Tennis Elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The site of injury is typically the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outside of the elbow where these muscles attach. Tennis elbow symptoms can be acute (new onset), subacute (lasting more than 6 weeks) or chronic (lasting more than […]

Ankle Sprain: Treatment and Management

An ankle sprain is one of the most common sporting injuries. This occurs when the ankle ligaments are overstretched. Ankle sprains vary in their severity, from a mild sprain through to severe complete ligament ruptures, avulsion fractures or broken bones.

The P.O.L.I.C.E. Principle is a new way to approach an acute injury.

In the past, physiotherapists, doctors and specialists have recommended the R.I.C.E. principle following an acute injury.  This acronym stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. However research has shown that this isn’t necessarily the best way to optimise recovery. Often after an acute injury, a little bit of rest is necessary.  But one problem is that many people may rest for far […]

Mind the gap- the post-baby belly by Janette O’Toole Women’s Health Physiotherapist

During pregnancy, the growing baby and hormonal changes cause the tummy to stretch. As the baby continues to grow, the tummy muscles (rectus abdominus) may start to stretch apart or separate and a ‘gap’ can form where the muscles join down the center of the abdominal wall. This gap is known as diastasis of rectus […]

Sports Injuries of the Lower Limb in Children and Adolescents By David Wong – Podiatrist

Differences between Child and Adult Sports Injuries The young sportsperson is not a smaller version of an adult. Treating children, teenagers, and adolescents for sports related injuries requires expert knowledge about the patient’s development. Children’s bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are still developing, making them more susceptible to injury.