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SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT IS A COMMON CAUSE OF SHOULDER PAIN: Overhead activity of the shoulder, especially repeated activity, is a risk factor for shoulder impingement syndrome and may be more prominent in those with underlying bone and joint abnormalities. With impingement syndrome, pain is persistent and affects...

GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms. Background of the GLA:D® Program Research revealed participants in the GLA:D® program improved symptoms by  32%.  Outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint...

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...

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...

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