Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common condition that is characterised by mild to moderate discomfort around the knee cap, which can worsened with activity.It can cause pain for just a few weeks, right up to multiple years, and, at times, can be difficult to treat
Plantar Fasciitis (PF), also known as Plantar Fasciopathy or plantar heel pain, is a painful and sometimes chronic condition that is characterised by pain in the origin of the plantar fascia (see picture below), and undesired changes in the tissue on MRI an/or Ultrasound.
Anterior shin pain refers to any pain experienced at the front of the shin area (see image below). It is most often experienced during exercise, especially during running.
Osteopathy is a system of therapy that focuses on all the contributing factors related to an injury. It incorporates a wide variety of both passive and active treatment techniques, along with rehabilitation, ergonomic advice and aftercare. For someone who has not seen an Osteopath,
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an increasingly popular way of exercising for aerobic fitness and general health. This rise is for good reason; HIIT has been shown to have a myriad of health benefits, is very time effective and can break up the monotony of continuous, steady state exercise. Let’s have a look at HIIT in closer detail and see how it stacks up compared to steady state exercise.
Triathlon is an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding sport and is now more popular than ever. However, it can be demanding on the body and occasionally lead to injuries. Given that triathlon consists of three components, it is helpful to break it down into each part. Here’s how an Osteopath at the Competitive Sports Clinic would assess, treat and manage a triathlete.
1. Determine if there is a technique or biomechanical deficiency maintaining the injury
2. Investigate possible causative factors of the injury which may re-occur when returning to sport
3. Improve performance and potentially reduce risk of Annual future injury