Pilates is named after its inventor – Joseph Pilates – which started out when he taught a bunch of exercises to dancers and performers in New York. That was the start of Pilates as we know it today, the core of which (slight pun intended) is all about promoting good, efficient movement. What does Pilates …..
Muscle inhibition, sometimes called pain inhibition, is where you become unable, or at least find it difficult, to contract a muscle that tends to be around a joint that is in pain. We do this in response to pain. So if you’ve injured your knee then it can become difficult to contract your quad muscles …..
We’ve done a previous blog on bursitis, but thought this time we’d dive into a fairly common one at the hip, which is (currently) called greater trochanteric pain syndrome. To recap from a previous blog, a bursa is a fluid-filled sack that sits between different layers of body tissue (be it tendon and bone, or …..
First, some anatomy. There are two menisci in each knee – the medial meniscus on the inside and the lateral meniscus on the outside. They sit on top of the shin bone, or tibia, and are basically like two calamari rings whose main role is shock absorption from the forces going through the knee on …..
We’ve done blogs on tendinopathies before, but what exactly are they? A tendinopathy can be thought of as a pain originating from a tendon where the structure of that tendon is altered. This is as opposed to a tendinitis, which is simply an inflamed tendon How do tendinopathies develop? Body tissues adapt to strain – …..
As mentioned in our last blog, the shoulder is inherently an unstable joint. Apart from the labrum, a group of structures called rotator cuff muscles have a big role to play in its stabilisation, these are; supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. A common misconception when learning about these muscles is that each does a …..
Some basic shoulder anatomy The shoulder is a ball and socket joint but, unlike the hip joint, the socket in the shoulder is very shallow. The advantage of this is that you can get a lot of movement from the joint enabling you to do things like reaching overhead. The disadvantage is that the joint …..
Physiotherapist Marco is our newest recruit so we thought we’d sit down with him to find out more about his background and what makes him tick: What got you into physio? When I was a young boy my father often brought me with him, he is a medical sales representatives. Once I met a physiotherapist, …..
So it’s 15 days into 2019 and many people will have already given up on their resolutions – but it’s not too late. Whether you’re training for a new challenge, looking to get a bit fitter or maybe learn something new, these principles can be applied to anything. SMART goals Just a small number – …..
Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement to use its full name, is a term given to pain originating from the hip joint although it is a little different from arthritis. First, some anatomy The hip is a ball and socket joint, the ball being the head of the femur (the thigh bone) and the socket being …..