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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Bone Health – Osteoporosis

As we age our body will change and many people tend to slow down or significantly reduce their activity levels. For some people their health conditions prevent them from exercising causing further deterioration in their health. For example, the incidence of osteoporosis, or decreased bone density, tends to increase as people age and move less.  […]

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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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exercise

Exercise as we age

As we get older, there are a few things that are common knowledge. We tend to slow down, recover slower and feel like we can’t do as much as when we were younger. Although true in some facets, the same cannot be said for the benefits of exercise throughout each stage of life. Exercise tends […]

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How to stay active in winter 

Clothing:  Focus on staying dry not warm. Avoid cotton fabrics and wear synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon which are designed to dry quickly. A lightweight nylon jacket can be a good option for windy days or a water-resistant jacket if there’s a mild drizzle. Unfortunately, the more water resistant the jacket is the more it will trap moisture and warmth. Arm/knee warmers can […]

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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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