Injury treatment

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common condition that affects the knees, primarily in adolescents, particularly during growth spurts.  It is characterised by pain, swelling and tenderness just below the kneecap, where the patella tendon attaches to the top of the shin bone (tibia).  This condition is most commonly seen in physically active children and…

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Plantar Heel Pain

What is it? The fascia is a tough, fibrous connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot and transmits forces. It’s intricately attached to the heel, toes, and many of the surrounding muscles and structures on the sole of the foot. Additionally, the fascia plays a role in proprioception. Plantar heel pain, previously called…

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Everything you need to know about Physiotherapy

Discover everything you need to know about physiotherapy, what physiotherapists do, how they help, and when you should seek advice from a physio. Our warm and friendly team at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic is here to answer all your questions.  Have you been feeling a constant pain in your muscles or building tension in your body?…

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How to Effectively Treat Soft Tissue Injuries

If you’ve suffered a soft injury in the past – even a garden variety strain or sprain – chances are you’ve been advised to use the RICE method to recover. Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate have long been the guidance to heal from these injuries – but does this method actually give our bodies the…

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What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a medical condition diagnosed in individuals with low bone mineral density. The current definition is those with bone mineral density that is greater than 2.5 standard deviations below the average young adult mean value. Those who are 1-2.5 standard deviations below are characterised as having osteopenia. Both conditions can be…

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Injuries for cyclists

As cycling is a very repetitive sport, any injuries that occur tend to be related to overuse and can usually be attributed to inadequate bike setup, training volume changes, or weakness with certain muscle groups. The most common areas for injuries to occur are the knee, lumbar spine, and neck. Knee pain Knee pain is…

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Strength Exercises for Injury Management

One of the most common misconceptions when working with a physio is that your treatment is limited to your appointment. In fact, one of the most crucial elements of your recovery is the rehabilitative work you do in between appointments – and a large part of this will be strength exercises. Not only important in…

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Lateral Hip Pain (Trochanteric Bursitis)

Pain on the side of your hip? It could be due to trochanteric bursitis. This is the inflammation or swelling of the bursa (fluid-filled sack) that sits in between your greater trochanter bone and tendon on the outside of your hip. The role of the bursa is to reduce the friction between the bone and…

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How to avoid getting injured

Everybody will have experienced a time when they have an important event coming up, and the last thing they could possibly want is an injury. So, how can you prevent this from happening to you? Limiting big changes in your training or exercise quantity is essential. You do not want to over-load your body or…

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Foot Pain – a pain that is not to be ignored

A pain in ones foot can start off as a small discomfort but after a day of walking, jogging, or even standing in high heels, a small issue can become a big problem. Foot pain can be divided into 3 categories; local musculoskeletal pain, referred musculoskeletal pain and pain related to chronic disease or pathology….

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