What is Proprioception / Balance of the Ankle?

Proprioception is also known as the Joint Position System (JPS).  JPS is a system that allows the joints to send a continuous stream of information to the brain about muscle use, joint position and movement.  This allows us to know subconsciously where our limbs are in space without looking and it’s also the sense that produces sudden

Are Ankle Braces Useful?

There is a lot of misinformation being circulated about ankle braces and their effect on the body and athletic performance. Why Use a Brace or Support? A support brace helps you by: Relieving your pain Resting the injured tissues by taking some of the stressful loads Protecting the injured structures from further injury Allowing for initial


When should I see a Physio?The first reason to see a physio is to be evaluated for a fracture. Signs of a fracture include the inability to bear weight following the injury or if there is tenderness over the bony protrusions of the ankle or foot. In these situations X-rays should be performed to assess for a fracture. Another reason to seek medical

What is a high ankle sprain?

  Unlike other ankle sprains, this injury is sustained to the tissue (ligaments) that connect the tibia and the fibula.  These are the bones that make up the lower leg (the inner bone being the tibia or shin and the outer being the fibula). With common ankle sprains “low ankle sprains” the ligaments that are most often injured are the

Strengthening the ankle joint!!

The ankle is a complex hinge joint that is primarily defined by the shin bone (tibia) and its meeting with the talus bone on top of the foot. There are several other bones that surround this meeting, as well as all the muscles, ligaments and tendons that make these bones moveable in several directions. Let’s

How Do I know If I’ve Rolled My Ankle?

An ankle sprain is a common injury. Inversion ankle sprains are the most common, making up 85% of all ankle sprains. It is know that the incidence of lateral ligament injuries is the most common amongst the sporting population and the consequence of not rehabilitating after an initial injury increases the chances of recurrence. •

Ankle Sprains

Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) are one of the most common sports injuries. As a result they have a high economic burden with direct and indirect costs associated with the injury.   From a clinical point of view, the problem with LAS is that there is a very high recurrence rate and 20% of the general population and

Patellar Tendon Pain

Patellar Tendinopathy is most commonly characterised by pain localised to the inferior pole of the knee cap and load related pain which increases the demand on the knee extensors. Risk factors include being 15-30 years old, males are affected more than females, involvement in jump/lunging sports and training loads. Pathology occurs because there is an

Do’s And Dont’s of OA Knee Pain

Do: Choose Low-Impact Exercises Low-impact aerobic exercises such as walking, biking, and swimming are considered joint-friendly. They help build strength around the affected joints and keep them aligned and functioning properly. Don’t: Engage in Repetitive, High-Impact Exercises Joint-pounding exercises such as running and tennis can tax your already damaged knees. You stop using your muscle