Thigh, Hip & Pelvis

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 Exercises And Stretches
30 Sep 2011, 8:18 am

The previous two hip articles  (Hip muscles to target in arthiritis and Oesteoarthiritis: Hip and Habits), talked about the importance of strengthening the deep hip abductors (in hip conditions) over superficial muscles. We strengthen them through doing hip exercises. We demonstrate some useful hip exercises for strengthening and stretching below. You should seek the advice […]

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 […]

Knock Knees – Can I Reverse It? (Part 2)
19 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

In the previous entry for Knock Knees, we discuss about the different types of knock knees and the contributing factors of it. Now, we will talk about the problems of this condition and ways we could get rid of it. Problems Of This Condition The alignment of the knee joint in someone with knock knees […]

Knock Knees – Can I Reverse It? (Part 1)
16 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

Knock knees is a phenomenon where it appears as though your knees are at an inwards angle in relation to your feet. Most kids under the age of 6 appear to have knock knees, but they grow out of it as their body shape changes. An adult with knock knees may or may not have […]

Ankle Overpronation and Injuries Video
18 Jul 2010, 9:34 pm

Have you wondered why overpronation (rolling inward) of your ankles can cause injuries? Click on the video to find out more.