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ALL ABOUT THE ACHILLES TENDON

ALL ABOUT THE ACHILLES TENDON The Achilles Tendon is made up of the tendinous fibres from three contributing muscles, that are commonly referred to as the calf, which is situated at back of the lower leg. The major  muscles are called the gastrocnemius and under it is the soleus allow flexion of the knee and …

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL PAIN…?

What is Myofascial pain..? The myofascial pain syndrome relates to pain muscles and connective tissue. It  is a common clinical complaint caused by myofascial trigger points. A myofascial trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot or knot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle which is painful on compression and can cause referred …

BACK TO SCHOOL

  BACK TO SCHOOL It’s that time of year again, the summer madness is over and normality will resume with the kids going back to school. This time of year can be a very busy, stressful period for parents. There is a lot of running around shopping, picking up after the kids while preparing them …

REFERRED PAIN AND YOU

Referred Pain And You   Pain is a complex sensation and in some cases occurs in an area of the body that is not the first site of the problem. This is known as referred pain. For example, It might seem strange, where we may feel the pain, it may not be coming directly from …

Running Injuries & Marathon Preparation

Running Injuries & Marathon Preparation  Foot Pain?  Heel Pain? Knee Pain?  Marathon Preparation? We can help. Did you know that Physiotherapy Treatment can help you if you are suffering from any running injuries such as ankle pain, foot pain, heel pain or knee pain?  Similarly if you are preparing for the marathon, Physiotherapy Treatment can help you get and feel better if you are suffering from any pain …

GETTING STARTED WITH ACTIVE REHAB

Getting started with Active Rehab Making ourselves  a priority can be challenging. In an emergency, we always hear the phrase ‘attend to your own oxygen mask first’.  We can do everything in our lives better when we move painlessly, feel energised and happier. At PhysioCare we run a range of classes and individual active rehabilitation …

CHRONIC PAIN AND ACTIVE REHABILITATION

CHRONIC PAIN AND ACTIVE REHABILITATION Most of us have had the experience of having a paper cut feel like it’s a “Centre of our universe” pain, while we may have broken a limb or severely injured ourselves in another circumstance and not noticed until later on.  How can something as trivial as a paper cut …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US….!!!

It may be Friday the 13th but we will forget about superstitions as today is PhysioCare’s 17th birthday!!! It doesn’t seem like 17 years since our doors were first opened. The time has truly flown by since that day in 2001 and we are delighted to say the company has grown up extremely well! Thank …

THE HEALING PROCESS

 The Healing Process. Any athlete will confirm, no matter how careful we are, injuries are inevitable. Injuries can occur from a sudden trauma or more gradually, for a number of complex reasons.  When soft tissues are damaged, such as skin and muscle, the body starts an automatic series of events, known as the “cascade of healing,” …

ACTIVE REHABILITATION FOR BACK PAIN

Active Rehabilitation for back pain 80% of adults report lower back pain at some point in their lives and 10-15% of all sports-related injuries involve the spine. Low back pain accounts for more lost person hours than any other type of occupational injury and is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in those under …