Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common reason for young teenage clients to come into our clinics. If you have pain at the front of the knee, then this article is for you. Find out the specific causes of pain in the front of the knee, Osgood-Schlatter Disaese and our top 5 ways to manage this disease.
In a nutshell, Soft tissue therapy is remedial massage on steroids. It is targeted clinical massage. It is hands on bodywork that can get you out of many kinds of painful episodes.
Soft tissue therapy reduces tensile and compressive stress on your body and can dramatically speed up the healing process.
Do you find it hard knowing which are the best running shoes for you? Incorrect running shoes are a very common contributor to many injuries that we see at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy and Your Podiatry Canberra. Be they too old and worn out or just the wrong type of shoe for your foot, too many of us are wearing the wrong footwear! Many shoe stores have not enough knowledge or training to properly identify your foot type and the correct running shoes for you. Even specialty stores can have inexperienced staff and, although they talk the talk, you can leave the store with the wrong pair of running shoes. This is why I want you to know what to look for.
The most commonly injured ligament in the knee that undergoes surgical repair is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). We see numerous people throughout the year who walk gingerly into the clinic with a referral from their surgeon to start their rehab journey after an ACL reconstruction. This article will outline the importance of early-stage ACL rehab, and the role that stretching and strengthening plays in ACL rehab.
What does the ACL do?
The ACL is a ligament – a body structure made of strong fibrous material that works to control excessive motion by being a limit to the mobility of a joint. It is located within the knee joint capsule.
ACL injury is often seen in all football codes, skiing, basketball, netball and any other sport involving change in direction running.
The ACL is the main restriction to forward motion of the tibia or shin bone. It stops the tibia sliding too far forward – or when the foot is planted, the femur sliding back. The ACL also contributes to stabilising the amount of angulation and rotation at the knee joint. It is called a cruciate as anatomically it crosses with another ligament in the knee – the posterior cruciate ligament.
If you suffer from cycling knee pain, you know how debilitating this can be. With the warmer weather approaching it is time to start getting back on the bike and building up your fitness over summer. Whether you are training for a full day race or just interested in commuting more, this can be a potentially problematic period of time for the body. This is because the amount of time you spend on the bike increases. We’ve covered Bike fitting previously on this website and I have recently had another article of mine published in Flow Magazine, Bike Fitting Fundamentals: A Case Study with Dylan Cooper.
On this occasion I thought we could take a closer look at knees as a potential problem area for cyclists and some ways of preventing knee pain. At an elite level in one study, knee pain accounted 57% of injuries that required time off the bike. However, there are some steps you can take to help prevent you falling into this group.
What I’ll cover in this article:
- Anatomy of the knee
- Types of knee pain
- How to fix cycling knee pain
- How to prevent cycling knee pain
- Best 3 stretches for cycling knee pain