My Toil With Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy Anyone who runs knows a little bit about or has heard of Achilles tendinopathy. It is a frustrating over-load induced injury. Different factors contribute to tendinopathy. The site of irritation may be a clue, as insertional tendinopathy is commonly viewed as a compressive overload injury where midportion is viewed as a tensile overload injury. … Continue reading My Toil With Achilles Tendinopathy

Ankle Sprain – Physical Therapy

Ankle sprains are common place in both a sporting environment and during everyday life. The most common types of ankle sprains are an inversion ankle sprain and an eversion ankle sprain. With an inversion ankle sprain, the anterior talofibular ligament is disrupted and possibly the calcaenofibular ligament on the outside of the ankle. With an … Continue reading Ankle Sprain – Physical Therapy

Femoral Acetabular Impingement

Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is described as impingment of the femoral head on the labrum of the acetabulum, resulting in destruction of the labrum and symptoms of groin pain and reduced hip range of movement. FAI can present as a pincer or cam lesion but more commonly both. It is closely associated with sports such as GAA, soccer, and AFL. Femoral acetabular impingement can be quite limiting, preventing the athlete from competing at the levels they desire to. Risk factors for femoral acetabular impingement include trauma and genetics. Its more commonly seen in young men but does affect women also.

Stretching, Should You Stretch?

Static stretching (SS) has been used as part of a warm up protocol for many years. It is common to see teams of every code, athletes, cyclists, etc, stretching before their chosen discipline. It is also common among all levels of athletes to incorporate SS into their cool down regime. This methodical approach has been indoctrinated into us for many years by well meaning parents, coaches, teachers, etc. However there is very little evidence to show the benefits of stretching. The supposed benefits of static stretching (SS) are to: