What’s the benefit of taping for neck pain

Taping is thought to have more of a neuro-physiological effect versus a actual mechanical effect on tissues. K-tape can benefit patients due to increased proprioception and increased postural stability. Taping can also affect blood circulation to the area by providing continuous stimulation to the skin and subcutaneous tissues. When we have a sore area what

Postural Neck Pain

Postural correction may be necessary in patients who have had a neurological dysfunction, but it may also be helpful for persons who do not have a clinical complaint. Poor posture can contribute to breathing problems, back, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, indigestion and sleep problems. In other instances, poor posture may be the result of

Is Bracing Effective?

Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is one of my least favorite injuries.  It can be disabling, nagging, and sometimes even relentless!  A commonly recommended treatment involves the use of a tennis elbow strap.  There has been some support in the literature regarding these orthotics, however results in the literature have varied. A nice new study published

What’s the Latest with Tennis Elbow Strengthening?

Load Management   Load management and activity modification are vital in the rehabilitation of tennis elbow. From the elite athlete to the weekend warrior this can often feel like the end of the world. This can be achieved by reducing the aggravating activities within possible occupational and recreational limits. Through use of appropriate education and

What Is Tennis Elbow?

What is it? Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis is an overuse injury of the forearm and the wrist extensors tendons, primarily the extensor carpi radialis brevis and common extensor tendon typically presents as progressive pain over the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is primarily due to repetitive strain from tasks and activities

Rehabilitation of Peroneal Tendinopathy

  1) Strengthening As soon as it is comfortable to do so, you should start strengthening the Peroneal muscles. Strengthening helps the collagen fibres within the tendon to realign and also helps develop the strength needed for running. Start with isometric exercises which are static contractions. An easy way of doing this is to sit

What is a Peroneal Tendinopathy?

  You have currently been training for a full marathon. In preparation for you marathon in a few months time you have been increasing your training regime more rapidly. After your most recent 10km training session at a higher intensity you have started to experience a dull pain around the back and outside of your

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