20 May

Understanding Pelvic Floor Exercises: A Comprehensive Guide

Pelvic floor exercises are a vital component of women’s health, helping to improve pelvic floor strength and prevent issues such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. In this guide, we will explain what pelvic floor exercises are, emphasise their importance for women, provide step-by-step instructions to perform them correctly, highlight common mistakes to […]

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27 Apr

Foot Pain in Running Sports: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Foot pain is a common concern among runners, both experienced athletes and those who run for overall well-being.  Running places significant stress on the feet, making them susceptible to various types of injuries and discomfort. Whether it’s blisters, damaged toenails, pain on the arch of the foot after running, or more serious conditions like Achilles […]

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14 Apr

Wrist Injuries: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

Contributing writer: Caroline Le Quesne Wrist injuries are a common occurrence in both sports and everyday life. Understanding the complexity of the wrist is crucial to grasp the potential risks and long-term consequences associated with these injuries.  In this comprehensive guide, we will explore different types of wrist injuries, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and […]

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24 Mar

Ankle Sprains: Is It Just a Rolled Ankle or Something More?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and account for around 15-20% of most sports-related injuries. While they’re particularly prevalent during exercise and sports, ankle sprains can also happen when simply walking down the street or stepping on something left lying around the house!  Ankle sprains are often underestimated and up to […]

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14 Mar

How to Recognise and Treat Concussions in Sport

Concussions are a common injury in many contact sports, including football, soccer, rugby league and basketball. While concussion in everyday life can sometimes be considered a mild injury, concussion in sport often has serious and long-lasting consequences if not properly recognised and managed. In this article, we discuss what a concussion is, how to properly […]

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03 Mar

Understanding Traction Apophysitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Are you or your child experiencing a growth spurt and feeling pain with exercise/sport that gets worse as activity continues? This may be due to traction apophysitis, you may know a few traction-type conditions such as Severs or Osgood Schlatter. These conditions can be very painful and may require monitoring to make sure you can […]

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23 Feb

Why is Pre-Season Training important?

Pre-season training is a crucial period for athletes and teams to prepare themselves both physically and mentally for the upcoming sporting season. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of competition, it’s also important to remember that injuries can derail even the most promising seasons — which is why pre-season training is […]

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15 Feb

What is Jumper’s Knee and How Do You Treat It?

With basketball becoming more and more popular, basketball related injuries are increasingly seen in the clinic. Knee injuries are most commonly presented to our clinic as a result of basketball, in particular a condition called patellar tendinopathy. Commonly referred to as ‘Jumper’s Knee’, this condition is an overload injury which presents following an increase in […]

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01 Feb

What is Strength and Conditioning and How Can it Benefit Your Fitness?

You might have heard this term before, and for good reason. Strength and conditioning training is one of the most important and beneficial forms of exercise not only for athletes but for all individuals looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. From improving cardiovascular health to reducing the risk of injury, the benefits of strength and […]

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20 Jan

Female Athlete Health and Performance

Are you a female athlete or a coach who is involved with female athletes? Are you aware of the unique considerations that impact a female athlete’s health and performance?  In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of female athlete health and performance, exploring the unique considerations that women and their coaches should […]

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