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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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Olympic Podiatrist

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

An honour and a privilege! Two years ago while having lunch in our staff room my colleague and Podiatrist Ian Griffiths casually said” I am thinking of volunteering to work at the London Olympic Games”. After coming through a stringent interview process he was selected ahead of some other very experienced candidates. Last week and 2 years on I caught up with him to find out what it was like. How did you get selected to work at the Olympics? It was a fairly long process, with the initial application form being completed and submitted back in 2010. Then I had to attend an interview held at the Excel centre in 2011. I found out I had been successful (one of 10 podiatrists chosen from all applicants) and had 3 full days of mandatory training to attend throughout the...

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Acromio-Clavicular Joint Pain

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Common Complaints: Acromio-Clavicular Joint Pain It seems this damp weather has led to a larger number of people coming into the clinic with pain on the point of the shoulder – this is often caused by an injury to the Acromio-Clavicular joint (AC joint) – here is some handy information on this common problem. Pain originating from the AC joint (the joint at the end of the collarbone – on top of the shoulder) is usually well localized and the client will often place one finger directly over the AC joint when asked to indicate the most painful area. There is usually discomfort with humerus and scapula movement, particularly movements where the arm is brought across the body into a horizontally flexed position. Uncomfortable exercises in the gym may include bench press (particularly wide grip bench), dips and push ups. The person often...

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