Thigh, Hip & Pelvis

Posterior Pelvic Pain – Exercises you can do to relieve the pain
18 May 2016, 3:43 pm

Feeling a deep pain in your lower back during pregnancy? It could be Posterior Pelvic Pain. In this article, principal physiotherapost, Sylvia shares some exercises you can do to relieve posterior pelvic pain.

The Best Exercises for Trochanteric Bursitis
18 Nov 2015, 6:00 pm

Maintaining strength and flexibility in the hip muscles through exercise can help reduce the friction that causes the pain of Trochanteric Bursitis.

A Quick Fix: Pregnancy Associated Pubic Pain
07 Sep 2013, 11:04 pm

You may be familiar with pubic pain, associated with pregnancy. Physiotherapy intervention is well documented and understood. This is so when dealing with obstetrics. Occasionally due to tight abductor muscles, the pubic bone can be pulled down on one side. When a therapist assesses the pubis, this difference between the left and right pubis is palpable […]

Alleviating Sciatica Pain At Home
14 Dec 2012, 10:53 am

Sciatica pain is not an uncommon condition. Not all problems, however, are directly due to a spinal condition. Quite often it is a result of tight muscles in the deep within the buttocks.  The sciatic nerve runs through the buttock region. Releasing the deep tight muscles in the groin will help alleviate the pressure on […]

Runners: Illiotibial Band Syndrome and the “Stiff” Pelvis
30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS). What Is The Illiotibial Band? The Illiotibial Band (ITB) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM […]

Useful Tips For Choosing Your Running Shoes
17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital to […]

Recurrent Hamsting Injury
06 Jan 2012, 10:26 am

Footballers and sprinters – you must be wondering what you are doing wrong. What is causing you to have recurrent hamstring injury? As with any injury, you should always consult your GP and/or physiotherapist before commencing any new exercise. So a big mistake when rehabilitating the hamstring is the lack of eccentric work. People tend […]

Hip Osteoarthritis And Its Related Postural Habits
19 Sep 2011, 5:04 pm

The previous article touched upon hip osteoarthritis and muscles which may be weak and strong allowing for more specific rehabilitation. In addition to muscle imbalance, are there particular postures that a person adopts that aggravates the disease process? Osteoarthritis can affect all joints. There has been much written regarding arthritic knees. The same, however, cannot […]

Muscles To Target In Hip Osteoarthritis
09 Sep 2011, 12:27 pm

Hip osteoarthritis is very common amongst an elderly population. There are many researches looking at the causes, the process and even potential (conservative, pharmacological and operative) treatment of osteoarthritis. However, how the muscles of the hip are affected is not as clearly understood. Why is this important? We as clinicians are involved in the pre-operative […]

Pilates and Physiotherapy
30 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

What Is Pilates? Pilates is a unique body conditioning exercise. By bringing it into its correct neutral alignment, it rebalances the body. It does so by targeting the deep postural muscles (transverse abdominals and muscles of the pelvic diaphragm). In essence, pilates challenges the core muscles and builds strength from the inside out. This will […]

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