man skiing down slope

Skiing injuries: Downward trends

Skiing injuries Ski season has arrived and many of us may be preparing to hit the slopes in the coming weeks. Skiing is an exhilarating sport enjoyed by thousands over […]

basketball player active on court. Basketball players may experience tendinopathy

Should we be operating on ACL Injuries?

ACL Injury If you watch sport on a regular basis you will at some point come across an unfortunate participant who suffers an injury to their ‘anterior cruciate ligament’ (ACL).  […]

feet of woman running and jumping in the air

Spinal Discs Are Strengthened By Running

Do spinal discs respond to exercise? In truth, the evidence of the affect of exercise on spinal disc composition is limited. Studies on animals suggest a positive adaptation of discs […]

Run away from that hip replacement

Does running reduce osteoarthritis of the hip? There appears to be a growing body of evidence that running helps to reduce the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) and therefore surgery. Hip […]

Foot and ankle testing

Treating plantar fasciitis: A case study

Plantar fasciitis Treating plantar fasciitis can be challenging.  It is thought that a ligament in the foot causes pain with weight bearing. Classically walking is painful. Scanning the ligament may […]

Are ergonomic assessments helpful?

What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is essentially the science that looks into how spaces and systems are designed for the people that use them. Commonly the working environments is subject to […]

Physio assessing low back of patient

Understanding pain: Sciatica

What is sciatica? Sciatica is quite a generic term. It is frequently used to describe pain down the back of the leg. In reality there could be number of causes […]