Have you ever laughed so hard you pee yourself?🤭 Perhaps you’ve been running down a single track trail and noticed each step squirts out a bit of wee 🙄. Maybe you’ve taken off for a hard sprint start during a game only to realise you’ve forced out a wet patch on your shorts 😧.
We often have people come to see us who say “well it’s not really a sports injury….. I just hurt my knee during a gentle jog”. Yes it is a sports injury and therefore it needs sports physiotherapy. Sports physiotherapy is for anyone who injures themselves whilst exercising and who wants to get back to that exercise.
Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from pain on the outside of the hip and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage.
Did you know that the average age for a girl to drop out of organized sport is 13?As a community we must be focused on helping adolescent girls get fitter and stronger and hopefully be able to prevent injuries and keep them enjoying their sport throughout their schooling and into early adulthood!
Back to Basics is a floor based exercise class. It is great for re-establishing the fundamentals for strengthening and toning especially your core. It helps to reconnect with breathing, body positioning and movement patterning.
You’ve seen your physio and you now have your exercise plan based on your assessment and your goals. But what is the process of exercise training? How does it work? What happens to the body?
What are loads and why do they matter? Well for preventing injury for a start, understanding loads is essential. We discuss both internal and external loads
By Vital Core Physio Olivia Bredenkamp Is your healthy active child complaining of pain in the front if the knee? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common knee condition that affects active growing children and is characterised by pain in the front of the knee, however it is not a disease as the name suggests. It’s […]
Pain around the kneecap during or after running can be very debilitating. However with a bit of education, modification of loads and a few physio exercises, you can overcome it.
By Vital Core Physio Elizabeth Santos Plantar fasciopathy What is it? Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of heel pain. It used to be called “fasciitis” as it was thought to be primarily an inflammatory condition. Treatment used to focus on ice and rest to treat the so-called ‘inflammation’. Research over the last 20 […]