• 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

    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 with 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

    Osteochondritis Dissecans AKA: OCD

    Knee Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and can be found in many joints, but the knee is commonly affected. Osteoarthritis involves the wear and tear of the whole joint, including the articular cartilage, subchondral bone and joint capsule. The cartilage at the ends of the bones becomes worn and then abnormal … Read more

    Management of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

    Christopher D. Harner, M.D. is the Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr Harner is also Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, and Medical Director at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Dr Harner specializes in sports medicine, especially the knee, … Read more

    Lydia Ierodiaconou’s ACL Knee Injury

    The InjuryAustralian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005 Australian Lydia Ierodiaconou suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture during training in June 2005. Ierodiaconu battled back to compete in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, but unfortunately, while in second place after the first round she landed awkwardly … Read more

    Knee Arthroscopy

    What is it? The arthroscope is essentially a small camera that uses fibre-optic cables to relay a picture to a screen in the operating theatre. Whereas in the past open surgery would have meant a stay in the hospital, most arthroscopic procedures are carried out as outpatient cases, where the patient doesn’t have to stay … Read more

    Factors Affecting ACL Injury

    Dr Donald Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments (using the Patella tendon of the ‘good’ knee as the ACL graft) and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. Here he outlines the most recent data regarding ACL injuries to either knee (the ‘good’ and operated knees) after ACL reconstruction and … Read more

    Jumpers Knee Rehabilitation

    An eccentric contraction is defined as a contraction where the muscle is lengthening, as opposed to a concentric contraction where the muscle is shortening, or an isometric contraction where there is no change in the muscle length. There is nothing magical about eccentric muscle strengthening in the role of alleviating tendon problems. The key is … Read more