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My neck feels heavy! Motor control exercise at your neck.

Date: December 17, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

 As a physiotherapist I am constantly encouraging my clients to exercise more. Think of yourself as the athlete!” is a common refrain in my office, the desired attitude being  that if you are doing consistent physical training toward a specific goal, whether it’s recovering from a broken ankle or sprinting a...

My hamstrings hurts near my butt! - Proximal Hamstrings Tendinopathy

Date: December 11, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

Proximal Hamstrings tendinopathy - the runners hamstring injury I have written in the past on this blog about hamstrings tendinopathy, an injury common to sprinters and jumping athletes that manifests as pain in the lower part of the hamstring tendon near the knee. We talked here  about the use of eccentric...

The back of my ankle hurts! (Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome)

Date: December 4, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

The back of my ankle hurts! (For the soccer and ballet buffs out there...)   If you are a dancer or a soccer player or to a lesser extent a jumping athlete (think volleyball etc.) then you may have run into a problem characterised by point tenderness at the back and inside of the heel that exacerbates when you...

Hamstring injury - Exercise to prevent

Date: August 19, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

If you participate in a sport or physical activity that requires regular sprinting, like soccer, rugby, football or, of course, sprinting (!) you, or someone you know has experienced a hamstrings strain. A strain is a muscle or tendon tear. Tears sound scary, but remember that like all injuries strains present...

How to maintain your arches!

Date: August 5, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

I have flat feet! Or do I? Through my childhood my mother insisted that my father had the flattest feet going and that I was born with the same structural dysfunction. Apparently I was doomed to walk forever by slapping the earth with the full brunt of the flippers on the ends of my legs. This was  part of my...

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