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Hamstring Tears and Injuries

Posted in Physiotherapy on Sep 17, 2018.

Hamstring Pulls and Tears What are Hamstrings? The hamstrings are a large group of muscles found at the back of the thigh. The primary role of these muscles is to bend the knee and collectively, these muscles are some of the strongest in the body. Despite their strength, the hamstrings are very prone to injury especially when overworked or undertrained. Hamstring strains and tears are quite common in sports that involving sprinting, jumping and sudden...

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jun 5, 2018.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip   What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that affects the cartilage of joints. Cartilage is a firm, flexible connective tissue that lines the surface of many joints and provides shock absorption and cushioning for the bony surfaces of those joints as they move.  During the process of OA, cartilage gradually begins to break down and is worn away. This means that the bony surfaces below the...

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Tennis Elbow

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jun 5, 2018.

Tennis Elbow   What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common condition characterised by pain at the outside of the elbow with movements of the wrist and hand. The pain is usually localized to the tendon of a small muscle of the forearm just below the elbow called Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB). This muscle is responsible for extending the wrist back into a “stop” position and...

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Knee Patella Dislocations

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jun 5, 2018.

Patella Dislocations What is a Patella Dislocation? The knee joint is composed of the thigh bone, (femur) and leg bone (tibia) and a small floating bone at the front, commonly known as the kneecap (patella). The interaction between these bones allows for smooth movement of the knee as it bends and straightens. During movement, the kneecap sits in a groove at the front of the knee and acts as a mechanical see-saw. This protects the...

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