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Common injuries

There are a large variety of musculoskeletal injuries and physiotherapy plays an integral part in the management of these injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and rehabilitate you after an injury or operation to enable you to return to your regular level of function in the shortest possible time and to prevent further injury and loss of fitness.

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments in the knee. It binds the back of the thigh bone (femur) to the front of the shin bone (tibia). Read more →

Back pain

Most people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is common among athletes who strain their back muscles or it may be the result of spinal injuries such as fractures or sprains. Read more →

Disc prolapse

The spinal column is made up of a number of bones called vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are discs which prevent the bones from rubbing against each other during movement and act as shock absorbers during impact. Read more →

Fractured clavicle

Fracture of the clavicle is one of the most common fractures seen in sport and is either caused by a fall where the person lands on the side or point of the shoulder or by a direct blow to the clavicle with another player or piece of sporting... Read more →

Hand and wrist injuries

The hand and wrist are made up of an intricate assortment of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Read more →

Knee injuries

The knee joint is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and the joint capsule. Read more →

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments in the knee. It binds the back of the thigh bone (femur) to the front of the shin bone (tibia).way". Read more →

Lumbar spine sprains and strains

The lumbar spine (lower back) withstands the greatest amount of strain during movement and because the ligaments of the lumbar spine are inherently weak, injury is always a possibility. Read more →

Muscular injuries

In athletes and sports enthusiasts, muscular injuries may stem from a variety of reasons like direct blow or trauma, sudden forceful contraction or stretch and overuse. Read more →

Over training injuries

Many athletes make the mistake of thinking that more is better, but this is not always the case. Read more →

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is experienced by walkers and those who are on their feet a lot. Women, the obese, those who overpronate or have very high arches, and the elderly may also experience this type of foot pain. Read more →

Shin pain

Causes of shin pain include compartment syndrome, which we look at under its own heading, nerve entrapment, vascular insufficiency, inflammation and bone stress. Read more →

Shoulder injuries

Shoulder injuries are common among athletes such as baseball players, golfers, cricketers who overuse their arm in their sporting activities. Read more →

Soft tissue injury

Soft tissue injury may occur in the muscle as in a contusion or strain, in the tendons as in a strain or tendinopathy, in fascia connective tissue as in a fasciitis or in the ligaments as in a sprain or in the joint bursae as in a bursitis. Read more →

Sprains and strains

Sprain is the term for tearing of a ligament or joint capsule. Strain is the term used when a muscle is damaged or torn. Read more →

Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow

Golfer's elbow is a condition that affects the flex or muscles of wrist and causes pain and inflammation to their tendons that is mostly felt along the inside of the forearm and up towards the inside of the elbow. Read more →


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