The Hip Flexors

Anatomy of the Hip Muscles The hip flexors are a group of two muscles known as iliopsoas (the illiacus muscle and the psoas muscle). They sit at the front of the hip, originating deep in the abdomen and inserting into … Read More

Hamstring Injuries

The Hamstrings are the group of three muscles that run down the back of the thigh: Semitendinosus (most medial / toward the inside of the thigh with long thin tendon) Semimembranosus (also toward the medial/inside side of the thigh) Biceps … Read More

Knee Ligaments – Why Do They Matter?

Overview Torn knee ligaments are one of the most common injuries among sports people. They occur for various reasons – a differing mechanism of injury according to which ligament is injured. Most people will not understand the function of the … Read More

Acute Meniscal Tears

Anatomy The menisci are load bearing structures in your knee. They fill the gaps between the round shape of the femur (thigh bone) and the flat, upper surface of the tibia (shin bone). Thus, this improves shock absorption; it disperses … Read More

Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (runner’s knee) is pain under the knee cap or anterior knee pain. It is an extremely common reason why active people (in particularly runners) seek healthcare. It occurs when the patella (knee cap) does not track properly … Read More

Load Management For Tendinopathies

Overview ‘Tendinopathy’ is an umbrella term used to describe disease of a tendon. Tendinopathies are complex injuries due to their varied nature, differential diagnoses and stubborn response to treatment. Tendinopathy encompasses any problem involving the tendon (eg. Achilles or patella … Read More

Piriformis, An Internal Rotator?

What is the Piriformis? Piriformis is a deep external rotator muscle of the hip (hip rotation that turns the toes outwards). It runs from the front of your sacrum and attaches onto the bone you can feel on the outside … Read More

Prevent Osteoarthritis

Overview Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disease of the articular cartilage in the load-bearing joints of the body. Healthy articular cartilage acts as a joint-lubricator, providing a surface for low friction articulation and smooth movement. Following cartilage break down, this … Read More