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Do you walk with your feet turned out? 

Perhaps you don't even know you are doing it  -  so take a look or ask a friend to watch you walk.

Sometimes you see it so much that you think it is normal - but it isn't and it is causing you to increase the load and stress o...

August 22, 2018

In my last blog I mentioned a few muscles which can contribute to knee pain.  But how are they treated, and how do work out what the pain is in your knee?

The Road Map – Assessment

“I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, W...

Function

Prevents the anterior tibial translation (change in position) and rotation loads both medial and lateral. 

Where is it?

The ACL crosses infront of the knee as you can see in the diagrams.

Common Injuries

ACL injury is a common for athletes. Usually seen in sports w...

Runners knee or that Dickie knee 

As a few of my clients know that I have been training to run in the Orange running festival at the end of February, first goal is the 5 km run. Apart of getting into the spirit of the running festival we decided to make February the mon...

Iliotibial band syndrome ITBS

The iliotibial band ITB is the long ligament that runs from the hip to the knee, it is designed to help stabalise the knee and aid in movement. If there is a problem with the ITB, the knee on movement will be extremely painful (especially r...

Here is a great stretch for those runners with sore arches or stiff feet. I find this is a great stretch to help them out.

It is a nice easy one to do that can be done as you are watching tv in the lounge room and you only need to repeat 2-3 times.

Hope this quick stretc...

What is easier on your achilles when running - outside running or the treadmill?

If you are a runner - chances are you have experienced tight calves and legs. When this continues and you keep overloading your muscles the achilles tendon can react and for many runners it...

Hip extensors are made up of the hamstrings; which are biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus, and gluteus maximus. They work together to give your leg backward movement. Assisting muscles are the gluteus medius and adductor magnus.

Why are they important?

We...

November 1, 2017

You may or may not have heard of the term “Motor Control”.  Usually if you have seen a health professional, you may have heard that you may exhibit good, adequate or poor motor control when performing a task.  But what does that mean???


Motor Control is defined as...

Can you stand on one leg with your eyes closed? Can you hold this for more than ten seconds? If this is too easy than try the same exercise but stand on a rolled up towel, this will challenge your balance.

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