In this video we look at three key exercises for Tennis Elbow!read more
10 things you didn’t know about Tennis Elbow
- The condition was initially described in 1873. The name “lawn tennis elbow” first came into use for the condition in 1882.
- Around 2 % of the population aged 30-50 will present with these symptoms.
- It is not just tennis players, Tennis Elbow is also known as Lateral Epicondylitis or Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy
- Our lateral elbow anatomy is made up of a number of components, the key component we have to assess when looking at Tennis elbow is our common wrist extensors. They create a broad tendon that inserts on the outside of the lower part of the humerus.
Running is an excellent way to get fit! However, sometimes when we start a new program we can feel little niggles beginning to arise. Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury among runners, especially those who are increasing their training load.
What is the achilles?
The achilles tendon is the biggest and strongest tendon in the body located in the back of the lower leg. The tendon has the capacity to resist large forces. It stems from the calf muscles (the gastrocnemius and soleus) and inserts into the heel of our foot (the calcaneus).
What is Achilles Tendinopathy?
A tendinopathy is a disorder which can happen when there is disrepair and disorganisation within the tendon structure. This can happen when there is excessive load placed on the structure, for example if someone starts running and increases their mileage too quickly.
The effects of overuse, poor circulation, lack of flexibility, gender, and hormonal factors can lead to tendinopathies. The structure of the tendon is disturbed by repetitive strain, causing inflammation. This cumulative microtrauma weakens the tendon, which ultimately leads to tendinopathy, especially if recovery is not allowed.read more
What is the rotator cuff?
The shoulder is the the most unstable joint in the body and comprises by 3 main parts the glenoid, the humerus and the scapula (shoulder blade). The shoulder joint is stabilised by several structures; ligaments, capsule and the tendons of the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles, SUPRAPINATUS, INFRASPINATUS, TERES MINOR and SUBSCAPULARIS. These muscles work together to rotate the arm inwards and outwards and also work to take the arm away from the body to the side. These muscles can be injured in several ways with repetitive movements, trauma, muscular imbalance or adaptive postures.
Why is it important?read more
In this video we look at the early, mid and end stage rehab for Runners/Jumpers knee rehabread more
In these 3 video’s we look at early, mid and end stage Rehab of an ankle sprain.read more
What should you do if you suffer from lower back pain?
- Get it checked out by a medical professional to make sure it’s nothing serious (physio, doctor, osteo etc.)
- Short-term physiotherapy interventions can be very useful in the acute stage of lower back pain.
- Exercise has the best evidence behind it for lowering pain levels at 3 and 6 months.
What to expect when you are expecting ACL surgery
You’re sprinting up the pitch, defender to your left, goal in sight. Making a split second decision to get past your marker, your foot is planted on the ground and you twist suddenly to make your break. Suddenly you hear a “pop” followed by intense pain in your knee. You crumple to the ground, unable to put weight through the leg and the team physiotherapist runs on to you. She moves your knee around, the pain is worsening and says she suspects it could be an ACL tear. So now what? What is your ACL? Why did you get this injury? And most importantly, will you ever get back on the pitch again?read more
By Eoin Naughton MISCP – Physiotherapist for the Irish boxing team and Irish International tennis players. Keen tennis player himself.
What is Tennis Elbow.
Tennis elbow is the common term for a condition caused by overuse of the forearm and wrist muscles which results in elbow pain, particularly to the outside of the elbow.read more
Peak Physio has come up with some simple important tips for taking on the Big Race!
Top tips to runners who wish to avoid injury is as follows:
- Avoid hypothermia !! Please remember it’s the end of October so be sure to bring lots of layers for the finishline!
- Avoid cramps by drinking enough water and isotonic drinks (a balance of salt and sugar).
- Ensure you perform an adequate dynamic warm-up prior to the start.
- Foam rolling can also be beneficial for enhancing performance and preventing injuries. It is a great way to warm up muscles before activity.