So, you have been told by your doctor that your knees are “bone-on-bone,” or your back pain just isn’t getting better. Or you know someone who has had a hip replacement, and feels great, but someone else who hasn’t recovered so well. Should you get that surgery – that fusion, arthroscopy, or replacement – or should you try a more conservative route?
by Physio Beatrice
Gluteal muscles, also known as “Glutes” are our buttock muscles, they consist of Gluteus Minimus, Gluteus Medius, and the Gluteus Maximus. These muscles play an incredibly important role in how we stand, sit, walk, run…basically most of our day-to-day activities.
by Physio Thomas
A patient came in today for his standard Clinical Rehab class. This patient had always had knee pain – his GP scans showed significant bone loss due to osteoarthritis, and his right knee was so constantly bad that he was awaiting surgery. Knee pain was now just part of his life, and was one of the dreadful parts of getting old.
David is an Adelaide man in his sixties who has been a recreational runner for over 30 years. When another bout of severe knee pain hit at the beginning of 2020 he thought “old age” had caught up with him and he’d have to hang up his runners. However with his commitment and a tightly structured program of strengthening and slow progression back into running, David was able to compete in the Adelaide half marathon just 9 months later. Let his story motivate you to sit less and move more and achieve your activity goals.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world. It causes pain and dysfunction to many joints of the body. What can you do to feel and move better?
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.