Knee Pain in Runners - Understanding Patellofemoral Joint Pain

Knee Pain in Runners - Understanding Patellofemoral Joint Pain

Do you experience pain at the front of your knee?

Are you a runner?

There are multiple causes of knee pain, but one of the most common causes is patellofemoral joint pain.

Our Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Kara was lucky enough to attend the 2019 Sports Medicine Australia’s “Run Like You Stole It” Symposium and learn from world renowned physiotherapist and researcher Natalie Collins regarding the current evidence for assessing and treating patellofemoral joint pain. Read on to find out more…

Concussion services at Lifecare Ashburton

Concussion services at Lifecare Ashburton

With the women’s AFL season already underway and the men’s season soon to commence, the release last week of Concussion in Sport Australia’s Position Statement has been well timed. As the summer of cricket winds up over the next month or so, we will in turn see the nation-wide roll out of our winter sports. The contact nature of many Australian winter sports brings with it the inherent risk of sport-related concussion (SRC), a condition that has been gathering enormous attention and in turn heightened awareness and the development of improved management algorithms in recent years.

GLA:D hip and knee classes now at Lifecare Ashburton!

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in individuals aged 65 years and older, but can also affect the much younger population.

In Australia, only 3% are receiving the best-practice intervention and too often the first line of treatment offered is surgical intervention.

LifeCare Ashburton Sports Medicine GLA:D trained physiotherapists Kara Giannone and Bonnie Kerr are proud to deliver GLA:D (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) as an effective and safe alternative to surgical intervention.

"Pain in the plantar" - tips for managing Plantar Fasciitis

"Pain in the plantar" - tips for managing Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascia pain is the most commonly reported cause of inferior heel pain. Plantar fascia is usually diagnosed by pain on palpation over the calcaneal origin as well as thickening of the plantar fascia itself, with the condition being very prevalent in long distance runners (8% of injuries) (Taunton, 2002). Runners with this presentation can often describe the pain coming on over time, that is worse in the morning but gets better after walking and “warming it up”. Read more...

Does vibration therapy help strength, balance, and bone density?

Vibration therapy is popular in some countries but not so much in Australia.

Does it have a place for fit, or unfit people in helping them make fitness gains?

Aidan, APA Sports Physiotherapist at Lifecare Ashburton, spoke to Nine MSN Coach about Vibration therapy.

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