• How to Get Back into Exercise Following an Injury

    By Katie Knapton, MSCP HCPC founder of PFO. How quickly you can get back into exercise after you have been injured depends on the severity and nature of the injury. If it is a very recent injury the best advice is to protect and optimally loading (so as much pressure/weight as is comfortable), along with ice, compression … Read more

    Knee Injury Rehabilitation Guide

    The current thoughts on ACL rehabilitation are based on the so-called accelerated programme, first used in the early nineties by American surgeon Donald Shelbourne. Shelbourne and his colleagues astutely noticed that those patients who did not adhere to the ‘softly softly’ program used then, actually got better more quickly than those who did and, furthermore, … Read more

    Prevention & Treatment of a High Ankle Sprain And Fracture

    What is a High Ankle Sprain? A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries caused by participation in sports. It refers to soft tissue damage (mainly ligaments ) around the ankle joint. A high ankle sprain refers to ligament damage at the joint between the shin bone (tibia) and splint bone (fibula). This … Read more

    Repetitive Strain Injuries

    There are many different types of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and these are categorised by the overuse of certain movements and motions. Commonly RSI occurs as a result of an individual undertaking a task typical to them. Be it associated with their occupation, hobby or sport, a repetitive motion can lead to a strain on … Read more

    Surgery and Rehabilitation For ACL Injuries

    Donald Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. Here he outlines the changes that have taken place in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries over the past 20 years, and explains what the latest thoughts on this injury are today. What … Read more

    Prevention & Treatment of 5 Most Common Football Injuries

    Photo Credit: Marcel Strauss Football or ‘Soccer’ is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide and many more recreational football players. Most football injuries affect the lower extremities, which are defined as the groin and pelvis, hip and thigh, knee, calf, foot and ankle. Research shows that most football … Read more

    Wayne Rooney’s Metatarsal Injury

    The Injury In May 2006 Rooney was stretchered off the field during Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, following a challenge by the Chelsea full-back Paulo Ferreira. X-rays revealed a fracture of the fourth Metatarsal as well as one of the Tarsal bones of the foot. The Treatment The treatment of Metatarsal fractures varies … Read more