The Biomechanics of Runner’s Knee

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A patient came into the clinic the other day with a year’s history of bilateral knee pain from increasing her running training both in distance and frequency. As always, I ask what eases a condition and she replied with – “bum exercises” She proceeded to show me what she did. The patient had been shown…

Stress Incontinence – You don’t have to put up with it

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  “Stress incontinence is a type of incontinence that occurs when women cough, sneeze, or undertake physical activities such as running and jumping; and it is these physical forces that push down on the bladder and force urine out” 1 in 3 Australian women suffer from incontinence and this figure rises once women have had their…

The Ultimate Guide to Ankle Sprain Treatment

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Ankle injuries are extremely common in sports, particularly netball, basketball, soccer, AFL and volleyball.  (As you can see, they can occur almost anywhere). Studies estimate that 1 sprain occurs in every 10,000 people every day.  In a  town like Perth where we are – that is equivalent to 202 people every day or over 73,000 ankle…

Focus on: Groin Pain

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  Groin pain is one of the most frequently reported injuries in sportsmen and women making up 10-20% of reported sports injuries per year.  Groin pain is most often associated with sports that involve kicking and quick changes in direction such as football and soccer but can occur in any sport or physical activity where…

Focus On: Acute low back pain

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Low back pain is a very common problem.  Studies estimate that 80-90% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and at any point in time about 25% of all adults in Australia will have back pain. (I should point out at this point that “low back pain” is a massive…

Focus on: Cervicogenic Headache

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  Cervicogenic headache refers to pain felt in the head that is referred from the neck.  This is because nerves that supply the neck (or originate from the neck) also supply sensation the the head, jaw and face.  The headache is usually unilateral (only on one side of the head), but in clinical practice we…

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