Nothing ‘Hip’ about FAI

You’ve just spent 70 minutes turning this way and that, jumping, landing, twisting, evading your opponent, accelerating, decelerating. Your hips feel stiff and sore afterwards. They always are after tough games such as this one. On the way home in the car and getting out of bed the next morning is a struggle. Throughout the next day… Continue reading Nothing ‘Hip’ about FAI

Can we rub the pain away?

-“Dock leaf, dock leaf in and out. Take the sting of the nettle out. Ok is it better now?”. -“No. What about you maybe kiss it better Daddy??” -“Ok. Mmmmwahhhh!!!. Well? Better now?” I’m sure my 2 1/2 year old boy Charlie has an idea in his head of what I do as a physiotherapist. He does… Continue reading Can we rub the pain away?

Taping for dodgy ankles and return to sport

After a long day in the clinic I’m covering a rugby match and slowly getting through the long pre match injury list. Ankles sprains, knee laxity, thumb and wrist sprains, ‘dead legs’ from the previous weeks battle. The list goes on. Me: “Ok who’s next lads?” Player X: “I need my ankle, shoulder, knee and… Continue reading Taping for dodgy ankles and return to sport

‘Tis the season to be screening

Let me introduce this topic with some food for thought by putting forward two scenarios. Scenario 1: You’ve diligently stuck with the training as per the marathon training plan you downloaded online. Even the hill work and tedious long runs on Sunday mornings. You’re on track to complete your first marathon but as you approach the 22… Continue reading ‘Tis the season to be screening