Category Archives: General

Articles of general interest in the areas of improved body function and pain reduction.

The Myth of Core Stability We have taken the excerpts below from the Lederman article in 2007. He explains the basic concept of core stability and the problems with it. Both the fitness and Physiotherapy industries adopted these concepts with … Continue reading

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Arthritis is often thought of as a problem that only affects the more mature population, but one form of arthritis, osteoarthritis of the knee, is a problem for younger, more active people as well. The typical age of onset of … Continue reading

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Ergonomics There is a wide range of seating types and designs on the market which is promoted as being ‘ergonomic’: The philosophy of ergonomics is to design the work environment to suit the worker. Seating is only one aspect to … Continue reading

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Have you been to the Physio or other health care practitioner and walked away without sufficient understanding of your problem. As health professionals it is our responsibility to provide you with certain information, and as a patient you should be proactive in … Continue reading

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It probably comes as no surprise that you are wider at the age of 40 or 60 than you are at the age of 20. What may surprise you is why. A new study published last May in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Diagnosis All meniscal tears require a professional assessment and many require a surgical opinion. Central to diagnosis is professional clinical assessment. Further investigations such as X-Ray and MRI can be used when necessary to exclude other pathologies and to assess … Continue reading

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A syndesmosis is a joint where the rough edges of two bones are held together by thick connective ligaments. Only a few joints in the body are syndesmosis joints. The connection of the lower leg bones, the tibia and fibula, … Continue reading

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Pain and Symptoms Syndesmosis injuries are amongst the most severe sprains of the foot and ankle. Initially they are very painful and often make it impossible to take weight through the leg or continue normal activity. Mild to moderate sprains … Continue reading

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The following instructions are to be carried out immediately after application of gypsona or synthetic casts. Keep the limb well elevated Arm in sling during day Leg on stool when sitting. Exercise for 5 minutes every hour any fingers or … Continue reading

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Participation in sport improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork. Sporting activities can also result in injuries. Some of these injuries are minor and some are serious. Still others result in lifelong medical problems. Injury rates … Continue reading

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