Achilles Tendonitus

The Achilles' tendon comprises fibres from the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles that progress into the plantar fascia. Irritation can occur when there is excessive use of both these muscles leading to degenerative changes in the tendon. In my experience those with...

ACL tear

An Anterior cruciate ligament tear occurs usually during a pivoting movement of the knee or an inward force to the knee such as a tackle. If you fear you have torn your ACL start the RICE procedure, an experienced physiotherapist can diagnose it via a pivot test,...

Rest Ice Compression Elevation (RICE)

The first response after a muscle injury has occurred is to perform RICE- Rest (do not continue any activity if a strain is thought to have occurred) Ice (wet a towel and wrap it around a bag of frozen peas and press to injured area for 15-20 mins, then stop icing for...