achilles tendon

Achilles Tendon Rupture

An injury that isn’t common, but any social sport enthusiast should be aware of is an Achilles Tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon is a segment of connective tissue that helps join your calf muscle to the back of your heel bone. A rupture of this tendon typically happens in sport when taking off to sprint or jump […]

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Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial impingement syndrome develops due to the formation of a bony spur on the talar bone; and is characterized by a limited range of motion and pain when performing specific movements. The spur causes compression when the ankle is dorsi-flexed (backward bending of your foot).   The syndrome typically develops due to longstanding instability of the […]

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Tennis Elbow

Have you ever come home from a long day of working on the tools or at your desk and noticed that the outer part of your elbow is quite sore? If this is something you experience regularly, you may be experiencing a condition known as tennis elbow. But how can I have tennis elbow if […]

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Considerations with imaging

When someone has sustained an injury or is experiencing pain, it is pretty typical for a doctor or other health professional to refer this person for diagnostic imaging scans, such as X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI. Copies of imaging scans or reports are often given to patients. When received, these reports can be long and detailed, […]

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What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Have you or someone you know experienced the feeling of dizziness before? It can be very unsettling. Our experienced Hoppers Crossing Physiotherapists explains vestibular rehabilitation and what it involves. Firstly, the treatment of symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, motion sensitivity, balance and postural control issues that occur due to vestibular dysfunction could be a result of […]

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Hydrotherapy- How it could help you turn the corner in your rehab

Rehabilitation from injuries can be a long-term process. For certain conditions, factors such as pain, strength, range of motion, reduced aerobic fitness and other medical conditions can hinder your progressions in rehab with your physiotherapist.  If this situation sounds similar for you, then you may be an ideal candidate for trying hydrotherapy! What is Hydrotherapy? […]

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Tape Vs Bracing for Sport

After injuries to the joints of the body, a sports doctor or physiotherapist might recommend that you require bracing or taping for returning to sport. This is to help prevent further injury to those areas until your rehabilitation is complete. Common areas for bracing and taping are fingers, thumbs, knees, ankles and shoulders.   It is usually heavily dependent on the intensity […]

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Strength training

In-season strength training: Why it’s important for sports performance and prevention of injury.

It is well known amongst most people, particularly among athletes, the importance of having some form of a strengthening and athletic development program for sports performance. During the pre-season, many athletes use the time away from competition to perform a thorough program. What’s more interesting to note, particularly within local and club level sports, is […]

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Running Recovery tips

Running is a fantastic way to get your blood pumping and let off a bit of steam. It can be a great way to get some alone time if you’re always surrounded by work colleagues or young children, or it can be a fun way to fit in a work out whilst spreading your social […]

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