ACL Injury Prevention

Santa Monica Sports Medicine Research Foundation: PEP Program Are you a soccer, rugby, netball player, or an avid spectator of any or all of the above sports?  If so, you have no doubt heard about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, and the impact it can have on players, coaches and fans of the beautiful game(s).…

Ankle Taping

This video is an aid to be used for taping lateral ankle sprains. If you experience any ankle problems adequate assessment and treatment from a Physiotherapist should be sought.

Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar Tendinopathy Injury Description  Patellar tendinopathy is usually associated with insidious onset of localised pain on the patellar tendon just below the knee cap.   Repetitive trauma causes degeneration and micro- tearing of the tendon.   It is suggested that there are four stages to tendinopathy: Early inflammatory reaction- usually first 24- 72hours. The body’s…

Meniscus Tear

Meniscus Tear Injury Description  There are two menisci in the knee- medial and lateral. They both act to shock absorb in the knee.   The medial meniscus is at greater risk of injury due to its shape, size and relationship with the knee joint and other ligaments of the knee.   The menisci can be…

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Iliotibial BandFriction Syndrome (ITBFS) Injury Description  The Iliotibial band is a thickening of a fascial wrapping around the thigh. It is located on the outer thigh. It is often irritated over the bottom of its attachment to the outter side of the knee.   Iliotibial band friction syndrome is an overuse injury.   The condition…