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This article discusses the major differences between minor and severe ankle sprains.
Minor ankle sprains
Minor ankle sprains are very common. Everyone has experience it at some stage in their life, some more than others. This often happens during some sort of activities, e.g. sports, walking, running, gym, etc. Ankle sprains are related to the joint and ligaments around the ankle. An ankle sprain can happen on either side of the ankle, depending on the activity and position of the person. (more…)
Pilates exercise was founded by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) in the 1920s. He was an exercise enthusiast and called his method “contrology” with the main emphasis on controlling mind, body and spirit. Clinical Pilates is an adaption of Joseph Pilate’s original work and founded on the principles of improving segmental stability and functional movement using specialised equipment. Over the past few decades clinical pilates has been adapted from the more strenuous form used by dancers to a safer approach suitable for the mainstream exercise/rehabilitation arena. Clinical Pilates is based on many concepts and is constantly evolving with regard to current research into anatomy/physiology and spinal stability. The fundamentals of Clinical Pilates are (more…)
One of the most common presentations at a Sports Physiotherapy Clinic is anterior (front) knee pain. The knee is a hinge joint which is made up of the articulation(joining) of the femur and the tibia, meniscus or shock absorbing material and articular cartilage which smooths the surface of the bones at the joint, allowing precise and pain free movement. Other structures including ligaments, muscles and bursa also give integrity to the knee joint. Most people do not consider their patella (kneecap) when attempting to attribute a cause to their knee pain. The kneecap is part of another joint in the knee called the patellofemoral joint. It is here that two of the most common sporting injury presentations lie; (more…)