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 when dealing with obstetrics. Occasionally  due to tight adductors 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 and quite […]

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

Sciatica 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 the […]

Runners: ITB 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 ITB Syndrome (ITBS). The Illiotibial Band (IT Band) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM muscles are hip joint mobilizers […]

Useful tips to 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 […]

Recurrent Hamsting injuries?
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 problems with your hamstring? Now 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 […]

Osteoarthiritis: Hip and Habits
19 Sep 2011, 5:04 pm

The previous article touched upon hip Oa 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? OA can affect all joints and where a lot has been said about arthiritic knees in this […]

Hip muscles to target in arthiritis
09 Sep 2011, 12:27 pm

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is very common amongst an elderly population. There is a lot of research looking at the causes, the process and even potential (conservative, pharmacological and operative) treatment of osteoarthritis, but what is not as clearly understood is how the muscles of the hip are affected. Why is this important, as clinicians we […]

Pilates and Physiotherapy
30 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

What is Pilates? Pilates is a unique body conditioning exercise designed to rebalance the body, bringing it, into its correct neutral alignment whilst 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, helping a person to reshape […]

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