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What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one cause of hip pain. As the name suggests, it isimpingement between where the femur (thigh bone) and acetabulum (hip socket) meet. Thisimpingement occurs due to ‘deformities’ or structural changes to the head of the femur and/oracetabulum, which may be due to genetics or joint adaptations to high levels of athletic […]

Iliotibial Band Pain (ITB pain) Rehabilitation

What is ITB pain: ITB pain, frequently referred to as ITB syndrome, is one of the conditions that causes lateral kneepain (pain on the outside of the knee). It typically presents as sharp or hot pain at, or very close to abump of bone known as the lateral epicondyle of the femur. Iliotibial band function […]

Load Management in Your Rehabilitation

Load management is one of the key principles used in physiotherapy whenrehabilitating painful conditions. It is the art of identifying the ‘ideal’ workload for yourcurrent capacity and progressing appropriately and safely. In short, it is making surethat you’re not doing too much too soon or not doing enough. Why is load management important? If you […]

Exercise as a Cornerstone of Diabetes Management

One of the most common co-morbidities and medical conditions some of our clients have is diabetes. Diabetes, a chronic condition characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, affects millions worldwide. While medication plays a crucial role in managing diabetes, regular exercise is an equally important component of effective treatment. Exercise not only helps regulate blood sugar […]

How to Activate your Glutes

Your glutes, also known as your gluteal muscles, are one of the most important muscle groups in your body. They are responsible for hip extension, abduction and external rotation. This means that they play a vital role in walking, running, squatting and lifting. Unfortunately, many people have weak or inactive glutes. This can lead to […]

Is it OK to squat deep?

The squat is a compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups in the lower body and core. It is one of the most effective exercises for building strength, power and muscle mass. There is a common misconception that squatting deep can be dangerous for your knees. However, research has shown that deep squatting is safe […]

Do you need a scan for your injury?

If you have an injury, it is natural to wonder if you need to get a scan. After all, you want to make sure that you know what is wrong and that you are getting the best possible treatment. However, scans are not always necessary and they can be expensive and time-consuming. So, how do […]

Upper limb pain in the lifter: A physiotherapy perspective

Upper limb pain is a common problem among lifters of all levels of experience. It can occur in any of the joints of the upper limb, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. There are a number of factors that can contribute to upper limb pain in lifters, including: Common upper limb injuries in lifters […]

Manual and Exercise Therapy: Which is Better?

Manual therapy and exercise therapy are two of the most common treatments used in physiotherapy. Manual therapy involves the use of hands-on techniques to improve joint mobility, reduce pain and increase range of motion. Exercise therapy involves the use of specific exercises to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. So, which is better? Manual therapy or […]

The Importance of a Detailed Assessment in Physiotherapy

A detailed assessment is essential for any physiotherapy treatment plan. It allows the physiotherapist to: The assessment process typically begins with a thorough history taking. The physiotherapist will ask the patient about their pain, its location, onset, duration and severity. They will also ask about the patient’s activities, work and hobbies. This information helps the […]