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.
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 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 […]
Runners are a funny lot. They freak out if they can’t run. Yet 50% of runners will have an injury in any given year! What can Vital Core do to help?
As you know, most of us here at Vital Core Physio run, and we certainly treat a lot of runners. Athletes of many ages and in many different sports need to stretch and massage themselves to balance the demands of training. We find that lots of people like to use a foam roller – a […]