I’ve torn my meniscus, now what?

Meniscal injuries are common among sportspeople and can occur alone or in combination with ligamentous injuries. They can occur from an acute injury or due to wear and tear overtime. This blog will help you to identify the signs of a meniscus injury and the treatment options available to you.

“Less is more” – is it truly the case?

After surgery or admittance to hospital, rehabilitation programs are commonly required to get people back on track and improve their function and mobility. A lot of the research reports the importance of repetitive practice of exercises and tasks, yet often patients are inactive outside the rehabilitation sessions. So …”Less may not be more”.

Developmental Milestones – Idiopathic Toe Walking

Watching your baby learn to walk is an exciting time. You might notice that your baby’s walking pattern does not look like that of an adult, they may walk in a “funny” way. One variation you may see when your baby is trying to walk, is them walking on their toes. Toe walking is fairly common when a child is beginning to walk and most children tend to outgrow this by the time they are two years old. In some children, toe walking can persist beyond this expected age range and this is referred to as idiopathic toe walking.

Tendon Pain

Tendons join muscle to bone. Tendons act like a spring to store and release energy in order for us to perform dynamic activities. Fast dynamic activities place the highest load on a tendon eg. hop, jump, change of direction. For some people this may not be related to sport but rather activities like running to get the bus or crossing the road quickly.