Planter Fasciitis- a quick explanation for patients

10/12/2012 | 0 Comments

The planter fascia (Figure 1) is a thick band of connective tissue which starts from the heel bone and extends along the foot to the 5 toes. The planter fascia has a number of roles, the most important of which is to support the arch of the foot. Planter Fasciitis was once thought to be an inflammation of the planter…

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An excellent summary of chronic pain and how to treat it!

01/12/2012 | 0 Comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8oB757DKc] This video originated from the Hunter Integrated Pain Service website. 

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Tendinopathies and Eccentric Exercise- a quick overview

26/11/2012 | 0 Comments

Tendinopathy as opposed to  tendinitis or tendinosis is the best term for clinical conditions arising from tendons. Here is an article about what a tendinopathy actually is and how to treat it! What is a tendon made of: A tendon attaches a muscle to a bone and transmits force from muscle to bone allowing movement. Tendons are composed of 30%…

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Are you Hypermobile and is it a problem?

11/11/2012 | 0 Comments

Joint Hypermobility: How many of you out there have hypermobile joints? Mobility tends to be thought of as a good thing, however when you have more then the normal amount of mobility in your body, this can lead to problems. Hypermobility only becomes a syndrome when it starts to produce symptoms- it is then know as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome or…

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Clinical Tests to Identify Rotator Cuff Pathology

10/11/2012 | 0 Comments

Subjective history and physical examination of the shoulder have been the cornerstones of the diagnostic process. Diagnosis based on physical tests are important, however studies have now been published that question the accuracy of these clinical tests. Clinical testing should always be carried out after a thorough subjective examination- helping the clinician to clinically reason the pathology. According to Hughes et al…

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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Subacromial Impingement Syndromme- a new assessment method

10/11/2012 | 0 Comments

Pathology of the Rotator Cuff and Subacromial Impingement Syndrome are considered to be very common causes of pain arising from the shoulder joint. My first blog is therefore based on 3 very interesting articles I have read about objective testing to help identify pathology of the Rotator Cuff and/or Impingement Syndrome. The first 2 articles  (one from the BJSM and…

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