Collateral Ligament Sprains

Many sports require quick stopping, starting and directional changes at various speeds. Jumping and landing with directional changes require good knee stability, especially in your ligaments. Unfortunately, if landing on a planted foot with too much knee twisting, or with the wrong directional forces on the knee, you can sprain or even tear one of the collateral knee ligaments. The collateral ligaments sit either side of the knee joint and provide support and stability toread more

Shoulder Impingement

Do you get pain in the shoulder or down your arm with overhead movement? Does your shoulder get stuck as you try to lift above your head? Do you feel your shoulder catch or click when you move your arm? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may need to see a physiotherapist. Shoulder impingement is an injury that we as physiotherapists encounter often. It is most common in people whoread more

Heat or Ice?

A common question we are asked at the physio clinic is whether to use heat or ice with an injury. Discussion with your therapist will help this but generally you only want to use ice within the first 48 hours of an injury. The reason for this is to close off and shut down the blood vessels around the injury in order to restrict swelling and bruising. If you were to heat during this stageread more

Lateral Ankle Ligament Sprains

A sprain is the damage or tearing of a ligament, which is the fibrous tissue that joins bone to bone often giving stability. In the ankle there are 3 ligaments on the outside (lateral) part of ankle. Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly seen sporting injuries but can happen to anybody at any time. They usually involve some degree of rapid and uncontrolled inversion of the ankle joint, where there is inward twistingread more

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