Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease – knee pain in children Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease is a condition affecting the top of the shin bone (tibia) where the tendon from the knee cap (patella) attaches. It’s more common in boys but generally happens in children that play a lot of sport. It is an overuse injury that […]
Runner’s knee – how to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Sore knees are one of the most common complaints amongst athletes, even children. It’s also common in older people, particularly as osteoarthritic changes set in. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the medical term for the pain felt behind the knee cap (patella). […]
Achilles injuries – what you should know as an athlete Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Achilles injuries can be a source of confusion for athletes with so many versions of ‘treatments’ out there. Achilles tendon injuries are common in sports that require running, fast starts and stops and explosive type movements. If not dealt with carefully, […]
Choosing a soccer boot – Tips from a Podiatrist and Physiotherapist Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist) and Muhammad (Mo) Maarj (Podiatrist) To find your perfect shoe look at your feet and alignment as well as your own personal playing style. Have you got an injury or a concern that needs to be dealt with? What position do you […]
If you love to run, it’s quite likely that you run a lot. With this comes the increased risk of injury. Some injuries will occur because of the mileage you clock up, the shoes you wear or from muscle imbalances and poor alignment. Trail runners face the added challenges of uneven surfaces and sometimes even slippery surfaces.
When dealing with any acute injury it’s a good idea to apply the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If things don’t settle down quickly then you should get to a physiotherapist. If you think you need an Xray it’s best to visit your doctor too.