• ACL Surgery: Hamstring Tendon vs Patella Tendon Grafts

    Hamstring vs. Patella Graft

    Lee Herrington qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990 from Manchester University, United Kingdom, having previously completed a degree in Human Biology from Loughborough University. In 1996, he was awarded an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University. Lee is the lead clinician at the Knee-Rehab UK knee rehabilitation clinic and, amongst … Read more

    Physiotherapy Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Treatment of Patellofemeoral sydrome

    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a common cause of knee pain when running. Expert Lee Herrington, lead clinician at the Knee-Rehab UK knee rehabilitation clinic, explains the causes and treatment approaches for this knee pain.About Lee Herrington & contact details What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and what causes it? “Pain around the knee cap or ‘Patellofemoral … Read more

    How to Relieve Knee Arthritis with a Knee Support

    Do your Knee Joints Suffer from Pain from Arthritis? Arthritis of the knee (also known as Osteoarthritis of the knee) causes joint pain, stiffness, restriction of movement and a creaking noise known as ‘Crepitus’. Knee Arthritis flare-ups can leave you with a painful swollen knee and impaired function. The symptoms of Knee Arthritis can severely … Read more

    Ankle Arthroscopy

    What is it? Ankle arthroscopy refers to the technique used by orthopaedic surgeons whereby they insert a very small (2mm diameter) camera into the ankle joint. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, commonly known as keyhole surgery, and allows the surgeon to look directly inside the ankle joint to determine exactly what is wrong. … Read more

    Sudeck’s Atrophy (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome)

    What is it? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is relatively common and has been reported to occur after 5% of all traumatic injuries. It may occur following fractures to the extremities, joint sprains or following surgery. It has also been reported following immobilisation and frostbite. It is thought to be caused by a dysfunction of … Read more

    Sports Injury Case Study: Thierry Henry’s Sciatica

    The Injury Thierry Henry was sidelined with Sciatica in late November 2006. Although the cause of Sciatica usually lies in the back, not all sufferers will experience back pain and symptoms can be variable. The problem can manifest as back pain with leg pain, or leg pain only. The Treatment Like most people with Sciatica, … Read more

    How to Treat Sprains, Strains & Bruises

    Sports Injury Treatment The most common sports injuries are bruises, muscle strains and ligament sprains. This sports injury treatment guide is intended to provide information to help the injured recreational athlete understand the first of three stages in the process of healing sports injuries – inflammation – and the treatments available to minimise the time … Read more

    Sports Injury Case Study: John Terry’s Herniated Disc

    John Terry Herniated Disc

    The Injury John Terry suffered a herniated disc in December 2006. As well as producing low back pain, lower lumbar disc problems can cause pain, loss of sensation and weakness along the course of the Sciatic nerve, down the back of the leg. Terry’s symptoms affected his back and calf in particular. The Treatment Although … Read more

    Lumbar Spine and Recurrent ‘Hamstring’ Problems

    The Role of the Lumbar Spine in Recurrent 'Hamstring' Problems

    John Orchard is a sports physician and sports injury researcher based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Orchard is Medical Director for the Sydney Roosters Rugby League Football Club. He is Injury Survey Co-ordinator for … Read more

    Broken Collar Bone Rehabilitation

    Throughout the healing process following a collar bone fracture, it is important that the patient maintains the range of movement in the elbow, wrist and hand of the affected limb by going through the movements of these joints every day. Once this has been completed the patient should progress to active abduction (moving the arm … Read more