As Physiotherapists we know that the most successful outcomes to recovering from injury and staying injury free are from those that buy into their self management and continue with it on a regular basis. Studies suggest that as much as 65% of patients don’t do their exercises as instructed. Don’t feel guilty read on to help you stay on track.
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As we have see in part 1 patellofemoral pain (PFP) is multifactorial, making it challenging to treat. Despite the high prevalence among the sporting population, there are few published guidelines determining the most appropriate evidenced based treatment. A recent paper by Barton et. al (2015) recommends individually tailored programmes with the emphasis on active exercise rehabilitation and education.
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As a fellow runner who has suffered from runners knee pain I understand the frustrations it can cause not just with running but also in day to day activities too. However, I have also managed to overcome it successfully enough to continue running. That is not to say it has disappeared completely but with the correct self managment and understanding of the condition I have the confidence that I can keep running without increasing any symptoms.
Continue reading “Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – Part one Symptoms and Causes”
My injury happened yesterday – what should I do? You may not need to see a physiotherapist initially, and by following some simple advice you will get back to doing what you love in no time.
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The Achilles tendon is a common injury for runners but also one of the more frustrating injuries to treat if not addressed correctly from the onset. In this blog, we will look at what Achilles tendinopathy is, what causes it and how to manage it. Continue reading “Achilles Tendinopathy – what is it? and how to get rid of it?”
Exercise is important if you have osteoarthritis. In this blog read about what exercises are best for osteoarthritis and how often you should do them.
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This Blog outlines some common training errors and injuries associated with biking and what you can do to prevent them. Continue reading “How To Prevent Cycling Injuries”
In part 1 we examined the importance of what load management is and how this can impact the likelihood of sustaining a running related injury. Part 2 will examine different aspects of running form and their association with different running injuries. Continue reading “Runners – Part 2 The Importance Of Running Gait Analysis.”
With the Autumn marathon season just around the corner, no doubt many of you are starting to ramp up the miles. Most will be lucky enough to avoid the physiotherapists treatment couch, however, it is this time of the year physiotherapists start to see a gradual rise in running related injuries. Continue reading “Runners – How To Avoid Having to Visit The Physiotherapist – Part 1”
Should You Always Warm Up To Prevent Injury?
As some of you know a few weeks ago I sustained quite a severe hamstring tendon injury sprinting at the school mothers sports day race. Needless to say I won the race but my poor hamstring tendon did not win any prizes. Progress is expectedly slow. Continue reading “Should you Always Warm up To Prevent Injury”