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

What is Osteoarthritis?

  Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It mostly affects people over the age of 45 years. It involves the degradation and loss of cartilage in joints, which causes joint pain and stiffness. These symptoms lead to reduced activity, which in turn can lead to loss of muscle strength and flexibility, as well

What you need to know about knee braces!

Knee braces are supports to be worn when you have pain in your knee. Some people use them to prevent knee injuries during sports. Braces are made from combinations of metal, foam, plastic, or elastic material and straps. Scientific research hasn’t given a clear answer but there are different reasons for their use.ellness – Functional

Meniscus injuries are common but what is the appropriate management?

What indicates conservative or surgical management pathways? The main clinical issue currently is the lack of research regarding the efficacy of arthroscopic meniscal repairs compared to a conservative approach (Englund, Roemer, Hayashi, Crema, & Guermazi, 2012). There is minimal literature regarding clinical prediction rules or protocols which indicate surgery rather than conservative management. There are multiple articles

ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN

There is no clear definition of anterior knee pain and patients can present with various symptoms. There may be a functional deficit, crepitus and /or instability. With activities of daily living pain often occurs or worsens when walking down stairs, squatting, depressing the clutch pedal in a car (in the case of left knee pain),

Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner – Physiotherapist   Stuart has been working as a physiotherapist since graduating from Sydney University in 2005. Stuart has a passion for working with athletes and sports injuries and has worked as a physiotherapist with athletes from the junior and amateur level right through to the elite and professional level. Some of the