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It wasn’t all Champagne and Strawberries at Wimbledon!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 most common injuries in Tennis Ankle sprain Shoulder Pain Calf strain Back problems Tennis Elbow    Ankle sprain An ankle sprain is also classified into grades 1-3. Grade 1 being a more mild injury to 3 being a complete rupture.  The sprain can be a single or multiple ligaments,  of those the most commonly injured are the outside ligaments. The way sprains occur are the ankle is sometimes twisted inwards, player would experience pain at the front of the ankle due to damage in tissues. Exercise to help avoid:  Standing on an uneven surface on one foot to help promote the stability of the ankle.                    Shoulder Pain This is common pain/ injury in tennis as the muscles in the shoulder are used heavily throughout training and the matches! Common muscle...

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Are You Fit To Run?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Sports Injury | 0 comments

Have you taken up walking or running as part of a new years resolution? Or maybe you are competing in a marathon this year? In the lead up to the various marathons taking place this year many thousands will develop a lower injury as a consequence of extra walking or running. Walking aside, running doesn’t come naturally to most people and in our opinion only 5% of runners have the perfect “body set up” and are unlikely to suffer with injury. So what causes lower limb injury? Poor biomechanics Incorrect training Increasing distance or frequency of training too rapidly Inappropriate footwear Trauma – ankle sprains etc.. In this article we are going to look at how we can observe, analyse  and correct faulty biomechanics that contribute to the onset of injury. Biomechanics refers to how the body functions from a mechanical point of view....

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Cruciate ligament injury – a story from the clinic

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From the Clinic: A torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament! Rob came to Sports and Spinal Physio on the recommendation of Mr Ali a local Orthopaedic Surgeon. While skiing in France in February of last year, Rob had twisted his left knee and completely torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and additionally damaged some cartilage as well! After some physiotherapy treatment to reduce the swelling and pain, restore his range of movement and strengthen his muscles Rob was able to return to his passion, cycling. Unfortunately without the anterior cruciate ligament Rob’s knee was a bit unstable and likely to give way with sudden or twisting movements and as Rob is a keen skier it was decided that he would undergo reconstructive surgery to repair the torn ligament. Mr Ali repaired the ligament (using a section of his hamstring tendon)...

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