• 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

    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

    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

    Pitchside Interviews

    Bob Ward is the chief physiotherapist at Middlesbrough Football Club. In his time at Boro’, the club have developed a state of the art training facility, complete with a fully up to date medical department. Probably more than any other physiotherapist he has had to deal with the comings and goings of numerous foreign players, … Read more

    Core Strengthening Programme

    What is the Core Strengthening Programme? The Core Strengthening Programme is an exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under used. Faulty movement patterns occur as larger muscles have to try and stabilise the core, compromising their functional role … Read more

    How to Relieve Knee Arthritis with Exercise

    Do you Suffer with Pain from Knee Arthritis? The symptoms of knee arthritis, such as knee joint pain, stiffness, restriction of movement and a creaking noise known as ‘Crepitus’ can severely affect everyday activities such as stair climbing and gardening. Knee Arthritis can severely reduce quality of life to such a degree that knee replacement … Read more

    Paul Karabardak’s Wrist Arthritis

    Do you suffer from arthritis? Find out how Paul Karabardak is looking after his injury and what others with arthritis should do to treat the complaint. The Injury British Paralympic Table Tennis player Paul Karabardak developed progressive wrist arthritis after a series of falls while training for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Describing the injury, Karabardak … Read more