Exercising after knee replacement

Following a knee replacement, many people experience pain, discomfort as well as decreased range of motion. All of this makes the task of exercising very daunting. However, if you want to return to your prior level of functioning, while at the same time saving your knee, your best option is to begin exercising as soon …

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Soccer injuries

Soccer injuries cover a wide array of complaints and can involve every part of the body. From concussions (head trauma) to plantar fasciitis (foot pain at the bottom of the heel), soccer players are prone to them all. Some of the most common soccer injuries are: ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears Knee pain, swelling and …

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Rugby injuries

Rugby is a tough, fast-moving sport that incurs many injuries from tackling and scrummaging. Many rugby injuries can be avoided with the use of protective gear but others may be unavoidable. Some of the more common rugby injuries are: Contusions and lacerations These represent a high percentage of rugby injuries. A contusion is another name …

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Selecting ski boots

Like any type of footwear, selecting ski boots should be done with the utmost care. Your concern should be with getting the best possible fit and not on aesthetics, or on what your friend bought. Selecting the right boots can affect not just your comfort but your safety and performance. You will be spending a …

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Ankle sprains

The ankle is the joint between the lower parts of the tibia and fibula (shin bones) and the tarsal bones at the back of the foot. It is crisscrossed by several ligaments that can become injured when the ankle has a sudden twist that stretches the ligaments beyond their normal range. The most common type …

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Achilles tendon injuries

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel, allowing you to walk, run and jump. Achilles tendinopathy, the strain of the Achilles tendon, is a common injury that may affect runners, or people with overpronated (flat) feet or those with high …

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Clinical research

Clinical research is vital in the field of physiotherapy. Physiotherapists rely on information from research to augment the knowledge they have already gained through their university education and continuing education courses. Physiotherapists use what is called “evidence-based practise” as the foundation for their treatments. This is based on quality controlled scientific research and clinical reasoning. …

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Referrals not necessary

Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral before attending physiotherapy. However, if you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company, especially if it is a work-related injury or an injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident then it is necessary to see your …

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