One of the most common ankle injuries seen by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists is a ligament sprain.  The most common ligament sprain is the lateral ligament.  Lateral ankle sprains account for 85% of all ankle sprains.

Ankle Injuries – Simple sprain or more serious?

One of the most common ankle injuries seen by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists is a ligament sprain. The most common ligament sprain is the lateral ligament. Lateral ankle sprains account for 85% of all ankle sprains.

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterised by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo (dizziness) when your head changes position such as rolling in bed, reaching down, getting out of bed and lifting your head to look up.

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Growth Plate Injuries

Growth Plate Injuries

During this season of winter sports, injuries are common in the younger athlete. Children and teenagers are at particular risk of injuries during growth spurts, a time when they have to continually adjust in areas of coordination and sports skills.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain – the sacroiliac joint

Pelvic Girdle Pain – the sacroiliac joint

Pelvic girdle pain typically describes pain in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) region which may also include referred pain into the back of the thigh, or in some cases to the pubic symphysis at the front. It is rare for pelvic pain to spread below the knee.

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Neck Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neck Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neck pain occurs in 30-50% of the population. Pain can be constant or intermittent; it may be felt in the middle of your neck - possibly spreading to the sides or across the shoulders, or felt just on one side of the neck.

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Neck Pain and the Shoulder Blade

Neck Pain and the Shoulder Blade

Neck pain can be a disabling problem. For patients with ongoing or recurrent neck pain there is often several contributing factors ranging from poor postural habits, muscle weakness, reduced flexibility and interestingly, poor control of the shoulder blade.

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