• Treating Arthritis

    There is always something that can be done to help Arthritis Around 20% of the UK population have some form of Arthritis. Arthritis affects both sexes and all age groups. Arthritis tends to be characterised by inflammation and degeneration of a joint, which causes joint pain and swelling. This can progress to the point where … Read more

    Soccer Injury Epidemiology

    Epidemiology has been defined as “a study of the distribution and determinants of health related states and the application of this study to the control of health problems” (Cherkasski 1991). Although epidemiological research has become more complex and specialised with the accumulation of medical and scientific knowledge, the essence of a good epidemiological study is … Read more

    Shoulder Dislocation Surgery

    In the case of an unstable shoulder that does not respond to physiotherapy treatment, there are several surgical procedures that can be used to restore stability. Each one of these is suitable for a slightly different type of dislocation. The type of procedure used by the shoulder consultant will depend upon the nature of the … Read more

    Understanding Shoulder Injuries: Expert Physiotherapy Advice

    The shoulder complex is made up of the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular and scapular thoracic joints. The Shoulder complex is predominantly structured to offer maximal range of motion. The stability of the shoulder joint is therefore provided by the joint capsule, ligaments and a group of muscles called the rotator cuff. The shoulder complex is also … Read more

    Understanding Knee Injuries: Advice from Accredited Physios

    The knee is a strong and stable joint that is surrounded by powerful muscles. Occasionally the knee can become injured due to repeatedly overloading the joint, or by experiencing a sudden impact or fall. Often these injuries are minor and follow the natural healing process. These injuries can be managed using the principles of POLICE, … Read more

    Understanding Hip & Thigh Injuries: Qualified Physio Advice

    The hip joint is a very strong , stable and flexible weight baring joint. The most common injuries in the hip are hip osteoarthritis, lateral hip pain(gluteal tendinopathy or bursitis), hip (femoroacetabular) impingement and muscular thigh strains (hamstrings or quads). These sort of injuries are often minor and can be managed using the principles of … Read more

    Patella Tendinopathy: What cures patella tendon problems?

    Rest, surgery or a combination – what cures patella tendon problems? Dr Richard Steadman is the Colorado based knee specialist who successfully treated Alan Shearer and Ronaldo, when they were suffering from problems with their patella tendon. The American orthopaedic specialist has built a brilliant reputation by helping these high profile stars return from a … Read more