Gluteal Tendinopathy – A Pain In The… Hip

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain on the outside of the hip and often the upper thigh. Like Peter said in the previous blog, often pain arises due to a reduction in tolerance of the tendon to perform certain activities. This often includes going up or down stairs, walking, sitting with crossed […]

You Can Manage Your Tendon Pain Better Than Any Doctor

Tendinopathy is a painful conditions affecting many tendons such as the Achilles, lateral elbow, lateral hip and rotator cuff tendons. The more I practice and specialise in tendons, the more I realise that all I am doing is guiding you, the patient during your recovery. In fact, I do almost nothing else to get patients […]

What happened to Osteitis Pubis? Classifying groin pain for better rehab outcomes.

It didn’t seem too long ago that professional and amateur sportspeople alike were spending lengthy periods on the sidelines with the dreaded diagnosis of osteitis pubis. Associated strongly with field sports that required fast paced agility running and kicking, osteitis pubis was a common diagnosis that often meant prolonged rehabilitation and time away from competition. […]

Running a Marathon Needs to Involve More Than Just Running

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we’re seeing more legs out and about pounding the pavement in preparation for the upcoming Medibank Melbourne Marathon. With 3 weeks to go, we’re seeing a lot of frantic over-training and extra running sessions that are sky rocketing the injuries related to over-training. So, it […]

Top 5 Marathon Injuries

With the Melbourne marathon only 11 weeks away and training programs in full swing, it is important to be on the lookout for injury which can disrupt even the best of preparations. Research suggests that running injuries alone are very common and occur in 18 to 92% of all runners (Dias Lopes 2102). Unfortunately, as […]

The “Plank” – Getting to the core of it

The abdominal plank is a common exercise that is prescribed both in the gym and in the rehabilitation setting following injury. A correctly performed plank challenges the athlete to maintain a neutral lumbar spine position, good neck and thoracic posture, and stable shoulder control – it is not simply an abdominal and lumbar spine exercise. […]