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A major component of our goal as physiotherapists is to educate patients about their condition. Research shows repeatedly that simply understanding the nature of the problem can aid patients in recovery. On this page you’ll find links to information about a range of conditions we commonly treat and various other useful resources.

Overview Achilles tendinopathy is not only one of the most commonly seen injuries in running and sporting populations, but it...

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Have you ever woken up with a kinked neck that is painful? Or moved your head a certain way and...

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Ankle sprains most commonly occur indirectly through rapid directional change. It is for this reason that most individuals participating in...

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What is it? Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis affecting the joints and ligaments of the spine. It is a...

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A Baker’s Cyst is a cyst filled with fluid that can form at the back of the knee. When symptomatic...

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Overview The biceps muscle is a flexor of the elbow and supinator of the forearm, making it important for lifting...

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The specialist, doctor or physiotherapist has prescribed you this CAM boot to wear - here are some frequently asked questions...

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is technically classified as an entrapment neuropathy. This means that the nerve is damaged at sites where...

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With over 200 types of headaches and migraines now classified, research has shown that different headache and migraine conditions may...

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Venous Thromboembolism encompasses the two conditions of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolisms (PE). It is the third most...

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What is it? The thoracic spine is comprised of 12 spinal segments separated by a disc. Each segment articulates with...

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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important structure for knee stability, especially in the sporting and active population. This...

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Why use crutches? Crutches are a mobility aid used to help patients ambulate if they have injured one or both...

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What is de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? Tendons are rope like structures that connect muscle to bone. In the thumb joint there...

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Terminology and Definitions You may hear this condition/injury called many different things. Sometimes people mean the same thing when they...

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What is Dupuytren's Contracture? Dupuytren's contracture is a benign, progressive condition where one or more fingers can become locked in...

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What is it? Olecranon bursitis is a condition which is relatively common. It is where repeated leaning and bumping of...

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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome is a movement disorder of the hip, resulting in symptomatic contact between the thigh bone and...

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Frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, ‘50 year old shoulder’, and frozen shoulder contracture syndrome. All names used to describe the same...

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Gluteal tendinopathies are becoming one of the most common reasons for lateral (outside) hip pain in individuals. Your hip/buttock is...

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The hamstrings are a group of muscles that cover the posterior (back of the) thigh. The hamstrings are made up...

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBD) is a common condition causing pain on the outside of the knee. This condition is the...

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The specialist, doctor or physiotherapist has prescribed you this knee brace to wear - here are some frequently asked questions...

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What is it? A ligament is a strong, fibrous connective tissue that connects bone to bone. They help to increase...

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What is a Lisfranc Injury? Lisfranc injuries or fractures are midfoot injuries where the metatarsal bone displaces from the tarsal...

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A significant number of people experience low back pain at one stage in their life. Some of these will be...

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Mallet finger injuries are injuries that occur to the tendon responsible for straightening the tip of our finger. They are...

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What is Mastitis? Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue that can occur at any life stage however it is...

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What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system developed...

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What is Golfer's Elbow? Most people have heard of Tennis Elbow, but fewer know of Golfer’s Elbow, the common term...

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What is the meniscus? The meniscus is a type of cartilage that lies within the knee joint. It's primary role...

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What is it? Morton's Neuroma (MN) is a compressive neuropathy of the forefoot. This region is where the metatarsal heads...

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What is a 'strain'? A muscle strain is an injury to a muscle. The word strain could be used interchangeably...

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What does "Non-Specific" mean? There are lots of things that can cause pain in our spine including bones, discs, joints,...

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What is it? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of anterior knee pain in an adolescent/skeletally immature populations. It is...

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What is Osteitis Pubis? Osteitis Pubis is an inflammation of the pubic symphysis, the cartilage that joins the two pubic...

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Osteoporosis is a disease which occurs when bone becomes weak and brittle as a result of bone density loss. Bone...

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What is pain? “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue...

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This resource is a great way to track your symptoms in response to activity Basically, if we see your pain...

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A pars interarticularis injury (also known as a "pars defect") is a condition that is commonly seen in young athletes who...

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is broad term used to describe pain experienced around the kneecap (patella) or the surrounding tissues....

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Our pelvic girdle is made up of three stable structures; two hip bones (ilium) and the sacrum. The joints where...

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Perineal massage is used to prepare the vaginal opening, in particular the perineum, for the stretching and pressure sensations during...

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What is a Pessary? A vaginal pessary is a non-surgical option to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The vaginal pessary is...

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Piriformis syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition caused by the dysfunction of the Piriformis muscle (located in the buttock). It occurs...

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Plantar heel pain is an umbrella term used to describe pain on the under surface of the heel. Historically, we...

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Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) is a common condition causing pain along the inside of the ankle and foot. It...

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Your pubic symphysis is located anteriorly where your two pelvic bones meet. It is held together by a fibro-cartilaginous interpubic...

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Rectus Diastasis also know as ‘abdominal separation’ is a condition that occurs predominantly during pregnancy, whereby the abdominal muscles separate...

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A repetitive strain injury of the wrist happens when the tendons, muscles or ligaments of the wrist are put through...

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Common training volume errors and how to fix them Load vs Capacity Most running injuries occur when we do too...

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Your sacroilliac joints (SIJ) are the two joints either side of your sacrum that connect your pelvis together. The main...

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What are shin splints? Shin splints is the common term for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), a pain experienced along...

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The specialist, doctor or physiotherapist has prescribed you a shoulder sling to wear - here are some frequently asked questions...

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Soft tissue structures encompass the muscles, ligaments and tendons. These structures are responsible for generating torque and subsequently movement in...

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Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears, also known as SLAP tears/ lesions, are an injury to the labrum of the shoulder. ...

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An ankle syndesmosis injury is a common cause of pain at the front (anterior) of your ankle. This injury is...

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What is Temporomandibular Dysfunction? The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is located where the jaw bone, known as the mandible, meets the...

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Tennis elbow - more than just tennis Colloquially known as Tennis Elbow - and also referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis,...

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Ankle sprains are a fairly common and well-known injury within society. Yourself, or someone you know has probably suffered an...

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Vertigo can be a debilitating and frustrating experience for many around the world. Put simply, vertigo is a type of...

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What is Whiplash? A whiplash injury is one to the muscles, soft tissue and tendons of the neck that is...

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