Bone Stress Injuries…. Runners Beware

  With the warmer months approaching, running training often ramps up for a lot of athletes. Bone Stress Injury (BSI) can be a dreaded injury for any runner due the potential for lengthy recovery times, sometimes well over 6 months. BSI’s represent the inability of bone to withstand repetitive loading, resulting in structural fatigue and […]

People with tendon pain need to be empowered with knowledge

Education is arguably the most important component of treatment for someone with tendon pain. This very brief blog goes through the major areas of knowledge that benefit people recovering from tendon pain (and many other conditions for that matter). The figure below also provides a summary of some of this information. 1) Pain and pain […]

5 General rules to managing hip pain

When managing patients with hip joint pain, my 5 general rules are: Don’t allow imaging findings to become a burden carried for life – they may be irrelevant. Perform a thorough clinical examination to identify a symptomatic hip joint and rule out other sources of pain (e.g. lumbar spine referral, tendon injury to the lateral […]

What does a Physiotherapist do during football game day?

As a private practice clinician working with teams, it is interesting the amount of questions I receive on ‘what does a physiotherapist do on competition/game day?’ Most people assume that a physiotherapist’s role is associated with just massage. In this Blog I will share my experience of a physiotherapist’s role on game day in football. […]

“Scrutinising” your sources of information

In June last year, I published a blog post titled – “Injury Management: Shared-decision making in a digital age”. In that post, I discussed the notion of how digital technology is influencing the course of health and wellbeing management in the clinical sense, and we discussed tips for successfully navigating the digital journey and online […]

Running again with knee osteoarthritis at 79

Running again with knee osteoarthritis at 79 years old I have previously contributed to the topic of running with osteoarthritis in many posts on other platforms – here, here and here. In short, it is a myth that you cannot run with knee osteoarthritis. Some facts: Joints need exercise and loading Participation in exercise and […]

The Difficult Ankle

“Persistent Pain after a Typical Ankle Sprain” Ankle sprains present as one of the most common sporting injuries. They can be incredibly minor and resolve rapidly with simple interventions, but others, do not progress so easily. These athletes may suffer persistent pain, swelling, instability and impaired function for months to come rendering the athlete unable […]

Osteoarthritis – The Inflammatory (but only a little) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people over the age of 65.  More common than high blood pressure and diabetes.  For this reason, researchers have been working tirelessly to better understand OA.  And some recent discoveries have turned some commonly held beliefs about OA on their head and have big implications for […]

New research exploring psychological factors and tendinopathy.

Peter Malliaras speaks in this podcast and considers some new research exploring psychological factors and tendinopathy. Click here for the short podcast.   If you have an interest in tendinopothy, and want the latest review and commentary on new clinically relevant research, follow Peter’s website here.   Listen to more Podcasts by clicking here. 

Hip pain? Exercise is your first line of defence.

Hip pain is not a condition reserved for the elderly. More and more hip pain research is being directed at understanding the cause and burden of hip pain on patients aged 18-50. One such condition being investigated is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome, a condition characterised by changes to the bone formation in the neck of […]

Concussion and the AFL

Concussion and the AFL Concussion is emerging as a major health issue particularly in sport. There is an increase  in research  into  the  area  which is  having a positive  impact  on  public  awareness and recognition. Concussion is common in the normal population after a fall or car accident and is well known in contact sports. […]

Injury Management: Shared-decision making in the digital age.

Times have certainly changed. We rarely spend a moment disconnected from technology; carrying our smartphones everywhere, tracking various aspects of our health and wellbeing through apps and activity trackers (like Fitbits, Apple watches, etc). On top of that, at the first sign of a niggle, ache or pain, many of us turn to Dr. Google, […]