Meniscus Tear – What Are Your Options?

What To Do About Your Meniscal Tear Most meniscal tear injuries are treated with a course of physiotherapy. However individual treatment plans will be based on the severity and type of tear, as well as your life circumstances and specific needs. In some cases when the tear is severe or when the injury failed to respond…

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Achilles Tendinitis Treatment: What Are Your Options?

Achilles tendinopathy (formerly known as “Achilles tendinitis”) refers to an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, a strong band of connective tissue that connects your calf to the back of your heel bone. There is degeneration or wearing out of the tendon fibres. The degeneration often involves disorientation and thinning of the normally strong tendon…

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How Proprioception Training Could Help Put An End To Your Weak Ankle

Have you ever encountered a sprained ankle? If you are an active person who enjoys playing sport, he chances are you have at least once. How did it feel afterwards? Did you feel as if you lost trust in your leg? Did it sometimes feel as if it was about to give way under your…

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4 Essential Tips To Avoid Shoulder Injuries In The Gym

Shoulder pain is very common. Your risk of this type of injury is higher if you regularly perform intense weight-training activities (e.g. bench-press or shoulder-press) and you use poor technique. NOTE: you don’t have to completely stop these exercises. Strength-training is extremely important for your health and fitness. However, certain positions and exercises can exacerbate…

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Is Ice Still the Treatment of Choice for Acute Injuries? BodyFit Physiotherapy Howick reveals their opinion

At BodyFit Physiotherapy in Howick, I get approached with this question on a regular basis, and the answer has always been “Yes”. Ice therapy has long been an essential part of the well-known RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) post-injury treatment regimen. However, I have recently decided to relook into medical evidence behind it, and what…

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Are you doing the right thing for your calf injury?

You may have recently injured your calf playing some form of high impact sport. If you’re a regular sports player then it’s most likely you’ve experienced some form of calf or muscle injury before. For example you may have been playing a game of football when all of a sudden you feel a snap and…

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Knee Pain: Can You Touch Your Toes?

With the Auckland Marathon still very fresh in our memories I can’t help but notice how many runners with knee pain that I have seen in the clinic over the last 2 weeks had really tight hamstrings. I mean, really tight… not even close to being able to touch your toes. Hamstring tightness is one…

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Well done!

Well done to all the brave runners who pushed through the pain to reach your goal and finish the Auckland Marathon. You are amazing and should be 100% proud of your achievement. To those of you who did not manage to do it this time due to injury or other reasons: I am sure your…

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4 Great Injury Prevention Tips for Runners

Many of you enjoying running as an effective way of keeping fit and healthy. However, running exposes you to a number of potential injuries, especially those involving the lower limbs. So to help you stay moving and injury-free, here are 4 Tips from the team at BodyFit Physiotherapy Injury Tip One – Increase Slowly: Many people get excited by…

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Are Warm-Ups Worth the Effort?

Most physiotherapists, personal trainers and coaches firmly believe that a good warm-up is essential to reduce your chance of injury, and prepare your body for the activities to follow. But has this injury reduction benefit actually been proven in science? In a recent research review published in The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, academics…

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