Manipulation of joints has been used as a treatment for back and neck pain for hundreds of years. Yet, most people do not understand what actually happens with a manipulation and how this affects joints.
Have you ever been to a sporting ground and witnessed someone sprain their ankle? Or been told of a painful shoulder following a round of Golf, or set of Tennis? These and many other injuries can happen with any sporting activity, and even working in the back yard.
endons are strong connective tissue in the body that attach muscle to bone. They are made up of mainly collagen and help to generate power as well as provide stability. Tendon injuries or pathologies can be complex and hard to manage, people often have an initial injury/pathology which if repetitively aggravated can cause a breakdown of the tendon structure.
These exercises are designed to improve and maintain the length and mobility of your lower limbs and prevent further injury. Please ask your physiotherapist if you are unsure if you are doing these exercises correctly, or if you feel pain or extreme discomfort while doing any of these exercises.
Osteoporosis is a condition which affects bone strength and increases the sufferer’s risk of sustaining a fracture (broken bone). In osteoporosis bone strength decreases due to a reduction in bone mass.
There is a wide variety of problems that can occur in a patients feet. Problems can include Corns and Calluses, Toe Nail Problems, arch and heel pain, pain in the ball of the foot, Claw and Hammer Toes, or even Tendonitis.
You may not be aware, but falls amongst seniors and the elderly population are a major problem in the community. In fact, it is so common that a third of people over the age of 65 will have at least one fall every year. If people of this age bounced straight back up again like my 2 year old, it wouldn’t be a problem. However, approximately 65% of falls in this age bracket result in an injury. Some of these are relatively minor, but 20% result in a visit to hospital.
One of the biggest Health Issues we face today is the amount we sit at desks and use computers. Not only does it affect Adults, but increasingly Kids are having problems as a result of poor sitting habits.
Pain and overuse injuries following the City to Surf Fun Run raises the inevitable question – is it worth it? Is the foot... back... calf... knee pain that comes from training really any fun? The answer is obviously no, but the health benefits of training far outweigh the negatives.