There are many advantages of incorporating bike riding into your exercise regime. Physiotherapists recognise its therapeutic impact on joint health, emphasising range of motion and lubrication of the lower limb joints through low-impact motion. Bike riding is also a strength-building activity that engages major muscle groups and contributes to cardiovascular fitness. Additionally, the social and mental well-being aspects of cycling are highlighted, underscoring its role as a versatile and strategic tool in the physiotherapist's toolkit for a holistic approach to well-being.
“When can I throw again?” is one of the most common questions asked by any overhead athlete post a shoulder injury or surgery. The answer to this question is multifaceted, as it depends on the timeframe from the injury, certain subjective and objective measures, as well as the athlete’s willingness. However, the simple answer is when the athlete is fully ready, and not before. This blog will highlight the prerequisites and the process of progressive return to bowling for cricketers after they’ve injured their shoulder.
This blog delves into the progressive evolution of pain comprehension in physiotherapy, challenging the oversimplified link between physical injury and pain intensity. Pain science introduces a dynamic communication system influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors, emphasizing a holistic approach. The biopsychosocial model guides effective pain management, emphasizing education, self-management, and targeted exercises to empower individuals and promote a sustainable, patient-centric recovery.
Just about to or have just recently had a total or a reverse total shoulder replacement? Here are 4 key tips to prepare, understand and smash your rehab goals!
Pain around the ankle and foot area can be common for those of all ages and backgrounds. Two conditions that are often seen are osteoarthritis of the ankle, and achilles tendon pain. At times these conditions can present similarly, but are treated very differently. Keep reading to see which of the two may be causing your ankle discomfort…
Returning to running post-injury for anybody is exciting but at times overwhelming. The following blog is going to provide you with tips and tricks for a successful and enjoyable return!
A fracture occurs when excessive stress or force is applied to a bone causing the breaking or snapping of that bone. If you’ve suffered a recent fracture to an arm, leg, wrist, ankle or a part of your spinal, make sure you don’t skip the move phase of your rehabilitation.
Finally, you have reached the point where your physiotherapist and orthopaedic surgeon has cleared you for a return to your chosen sport. Woohoo!! You have both physically and figuratively jumped every hurdle placed in front of you over this long process – well done! However, do you feel ready? Or are you nervous and tentative about going back?
The surgery to reconstruct your ACL ligament is nothing to be scoffed at. It is a substantial operation that is traumatic to your knee. The graft, whether it be hamstrings, patella or quadriceps tendon needs to be harvested, tunnels drilled into your femur and tibia for the graft to be inserted and then secured with screws. Sounds pretty full on, and it is! Due to this you can often end up with a lot of swelling and soreness immediately post-surgery. So what do you need to do to settle this down and kick start your rehab? Read on to find out…