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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation in persons aged 65yrs+ Falls threaten the health, wellbeing and independence of older people. But, falling is not an inevitable part of ageing. New research confirming the benefits of exercise for the elderly puts the onus on doctors to...

When? Hamstring strains are very common in sports involving sprinting, change of direction and jumping. Most experts concur that the majority of hamstring strains occur while sprinting and more specifically as the lower limb is in the 'terminal swing phase' of running at a time when the...

Anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain, is a common musculoskeletal condition affecting the patella and femoral condyle of the femur. It affects up to 25% of the population and is more common in females. What causes anterior knee pain? There are usually several factors involved which result...

The ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament is an important stabilising structure in the knee and one commonly injured in the athlete; especially those involved in sports that require a fast change of direction or pivoting actions. ACL Function: Anterior tibial translation stability 2° stabiliser to tibial...

With surfing becoming one of Australia's most popular past times, the rate of injury is rapidly increasing. Due to the physically demanding nature, surfers who enter the water with little to no warm up are prone to the phenomena "Surfers Neck". The following article details...

Get the most from your winter holiday & new from the clinic.. Winter may mean colder mornings and nights with shorter days - but it also means the Southern Hemisphere Ski Season has begun. Snow enthusiasts are counting down the days until they can hit the...

The calf muscles – gastrocnemius and soleus – of the lower leg works across both the knee and ankle joints to plantar flex the foot (point the toes) and flex (bend) the knee. The muscles insert into the Achilles tendon and can often be injured...

Do Your Knees hurt when you stand after sitting for an extended period? Do Your Knees crack & crunch when you squat down? Do you get pain climbing up or down stairs? Are you getting pain under your knee cap? If any of these symptoms sound...

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