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Have I Done My Hammy? – A Guide to Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are the most common muscle strain in athletes and are most evident in sports that require high running, speed and power demands. The hamstrings are very powerful and require a lot of eccentric contraction to slow the leg/control it when we run. Most patients report a sudden sharp pain when they tear a hamstring. Some are able to continue with the activity they are doing while others are …Read More

Ankle Sprains

What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries. A sprain can be defined as the tearing of one or more ligaments in the ankle. Most ankle sprains are likely to affect the lateral ligaments (around 80% of sprains) of which the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is most common. Following a sprain the ankle joint may become unstable and will take some time to …Read More

Dynamic Stretching Exercises for Injury Prevention

In previous posts we have discussed the benefits of dynamic stretching in order to help prevent injury. Dynamic stretching exercises are best performed as part of your warm up routine and involve using movement or momentum to move a muscle between its extremes of range. Justin Merlino, Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist here at Stadium Sports Physio, has put together the following list of exercises that can be incorporated into any …Read More

How much can I increase running distance per week and still limit my injuries?

It has often been suggested that the 10% rule was the best amount to increase running distance. But this has been more based on clinical experience then research. A recent research paper published in the October edition of Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy attempted to shed light on this topic. They completed a one-year study into 874 novice runners and looked at what was the safe amount of …Read More

Shin Splints: What is it and how can it be treated?

Shin splints is one of the most common reasons for exercise-induced leg pain. The incidence is as high as 6-16% of all running injuries. With summer right around the corner further awareness of the possible causes of your leg pain is essential in effective management and prevention. Shin splints, as it is most commonly called, refers to pain on the inside of the shin bone. It does not imply a …Read More

5 Tips for Running Injury Free

With the arrival of Spring and some warmer weather more of us may be encouraged to venture outdoors to exercise. For most of us this may include running. Whether you are new to running or a well season runner follow theses tips from our physio Justin Merlino to help prevent common injuries associated with running and to keep yourself running injury free. 1. Effective Warm Up There is some speculation …Read More

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy Defined Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods. “Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment …Read More