30
JAN
2015

De Quervain’s

There are many tendons that cross the wrist, however there are also two main tendons that initiate movement of the thumb which are the main causes of De Quervain’s. There are nine tendons that pass through the fibro-osseous tunnel of tbe wrist which is at the level of the...
30
JAN
2015

ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sits within the knee joint adding to stability. The primary function if this ligament is to control anterior tibial displacement and the secondary function is to control tibial rotation. The ACL is made up of two bundles of collagen fibres...
26
JAN
2015

Acupuncture / Dry Needling

Acupuncture Acupuncture is an ancient traditional medical treatment. There are historic pictures and a bronze statue from 960-1279AD, that were made will all the points marked and these are still used by acupuncture students today. The word acupuncture is taken from the latin...
26
JAN
2015

Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel is made up of the carpal bones and transverse carpal ligament, it contains the median nerve and nine tendons, the pressure within the carpal tunnel is increased with wrist extension, flexion and finger flexion. It more common to get it in the dominant hand but...
25
JAN
2015

AC Joint Sprain

The acromioclaviclar (AC) joint is made up of the end of the clavicle (collar bone) and the acromium process (bony prominence at the point of the shoulder). There are various ligaments that stabilise the joint but they can also be injured. AC joint strains account for 9% of all...
25
JAN
2015

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the main posterior tendon as it joins the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles and attaches them onto the calcaneus (heel bone). The average length of the tendon is 15cm but this changes due to the height of the individual and leg length. The muscles is tightly...
23
JAN
2015

Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury that most people associate with a motor vehicle collisions but they are also common in contact sports such as American Football, ice hockey and rugby. The structures damaged can be the vertebrae, ligaments and other soft tissues.   Causes The most...
21
JAN
2015

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound has been used since 1940 by physical therapists. It can be used to promote soft tissue healing in injuries such as tendinopathies, muscle tears and ligament sprains.   How it works? Waves are generated by the vibration of crystals in the wand, the...
21
JAN
2015

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. The wrist extensor muscles run from the hand and wrist to a common tendon that attaches to the later epicondyle of the humerus (bony prominence on the outside of the arm near the elbow). This injury occurs equally in men and...
19
JAN
2015

Shin Splints

Shin splints is an umbrella term so it covers a range of different injuries in the area of the anterior lower leg. Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is the most common cause for shin splints so this is going to be the main focus. MTSS is a muscular imbalance of the muscles of...