Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, or tendon caused by repetitive stress without allowing time for the body to heal.…

BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR YOUR LITTLE CHAMPIONS

Physiotherapy is a great tool for preventing long-term health issues, which is why its critical kids are seen throughout the season, not just when an injury has occurred—or even worse, years later when the pain has become unbearable. Chances are, if you are raising a child, at some point the words “physiotherapy” will come your…

Epidemic Sitting Disease

How can an inactive lifestyle lead to health problems? A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle involving little or no physical activity. A person living a sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying down while engaged in an activity like reading, socializing, watching television, playing video games, or using a mobile phone/computer for much…

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS OR HEEL PAIN?

Every mile you walk puts 60 tons of stress on each foot. Your feet can handle a heavy load, but too much stress pushes them over their limits. When you pound your feet on hard surfaces playing sports or wear shoes that irritate sensitive tissues, you may develop heel pain, the most common problem affecting…

Physiotherapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury is commonly found in computer professionals who work for long hours at the computer desk. It is a condition in which fatigue that occurred due to damage of muscle fibers cannot recover because of repetitive motion. In such condition, simple tasks such as walking, cooking and cleaning becomes extremely difficult. Mild symptoms…

CALF STRAIN: Symptoms and Management

CALF STRAIN: Symptoms and Management

A calf strain affects the muscles at the back of the lower leg, and tends to come about due to a sudden excessive force through the muscle, or with repetitive overuse. The calf is a group of muscles that allow you to point your foot and your toes downwards, generating the propulsive forces that help…

Collateral Ligament Injury

Collateral Ligament Injury

A collateral ligament injury affects the ligaments supporting eitherside of your knee. Injury tends to occur due to a sudden trauma tothe knee, such as a twisting force or a sideways force. The knee is a hinge joint. Being the middle point of your lower limb, it can be exposed to twisting and sideways forces…