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They have headed up performance, injury prevention and rehab programmes within these sports and are experts at diagnosing and treating rugby and football injuries both pitch side through to strength and conditioning at end stage rehab.
They have post graduate qualifications in sports medicine and use hands on techniques, high level rehab and the latest screening to get their patients back on the pitch as soon as safely possible.
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Patello-femoral pain syndrome is sometimes referred to as Anterior knee Pain. Anterior is the medical word for the front of, which is why the term anterior knee pain in itself is not a diagnosis. It is in fact an umbrella term that covers a number of diagnoses, one of which...Read More
Please read how the knee works before reading the following. It can occur in any propulsive, impact based sports or as a result of a change in loading to the tendon. The patella (knee cap) tendon extends from the bottom of the knee cap and inserts into the tibial tuberosity...Read More
This is an irritation of the tendon that runs over the bony bit of the elbow. The pain comes on slowly often after the aggravating activity at first. As it becomes more severe the pain then starts to be experienced during the aggravating activity. The aggravating activities include tennis, squash...Read More
Disc injuries cover a whole spectrum of problems including disc degeneration, disc prolapse and a disc bulge, all in varying levels of severity. Minor injuries will feel like a localized ache over the spine; more severe injuries cause intense pain and immobility, with pain, pins and needles, numbness and/or weakness...Read More
The most common ankle sprain is of the outside of the ankle – twisting it on an uneven surface or with a sudden turn or fall during sport (or in the pub!) This results in sudden pain in the outside of the ankle, swelling, increased temperature and, if severe, difficulty...Read More
If the pain comes on gradually then it is probably an Achilles tendinopathy. It used to be referred to as an Achilles tendinitis but advances in research then showed that it was not an inflammatory condition, which is what the itis part of the word refers to. It is caused...Read More
The following exercise should be performed under the guidance of your Physiotherapist or Osteopath to ensure you are doing it correctly and prevent aggravation of your condition. Please click here to learn how the back works before reading the following.Read More
A note on static stretching v dynamic stretching I bet you can't remember the last time you saw elite athletes doing a static stretches pitch-, track- or court side pre-performance. That is because research now shows that static stretching is not advisable before exercise. This is because it slows...Read More
Please click here to read how the knee works before reading the following.Read More
Please read how the neck works before reading the following. The effect of gravity on the head is that it moves down and forwards, away from the body. As a result of the head being lowered it then has to be rotated upwards in order to look straight forwards not...Read More
Please click here to read how the foot and ankle works before reading the following. Make sure you have your pain diagnosed properly by a physio, osteo or sports doctor to ensure that this exercise is appropriate.Read More
Many spinal, hip and shoulder problems can be helped by retraining breathing habits and releasing the structures involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm and thoracic spine.Read More
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