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SPORTS INJURIES AND INJURY PREVENTION

Track and Field Athletes Competing

In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts from a genetic level. So some athletes and individuals are more prone than others to injuries or being injured. This weakness is usually due to weaker bone structures, weak tendons and ligament makeup or many other physiological factors. However, as we do not know what our risk level is to injury, it is important that we take precautions. These measures then ensure that we protect ourselves from both minor and serious sports injuries when both training and competing.

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The Ins and Outs of Warts

PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello – Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: Photo Credit: Jenny Lee Silver 2006 – Plantar Wart:   Rainy and windy days, short days and long nights, heaters and red wine, this is winter to me.  As a podiatrist though, winter also signals the onslaught of wart cases into the clinic.  Whether […]

RUNNING: WHAT EVERY BEGINNER NEEDS TO KNOW

Humans by nature are vulnerable creatures. We all have addictions and for many individuals, it can be training and exercise. This addiction can be to the endorphins that can come with a great workout, the pursuit for better aesthetics or just fighting the emotional battle that if you don’t train today, you will put on weight. Let me start by reassuring you that its okay to take a day off, even two…

Glutes and Gait

As a podiatrist, I find that most patients present with a range of foot and lower leg issues – heel pain, Achilles Tendinopathy, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Shin Splints and Patellofemoral Joint Pain are all common presentations to my clinic. Given these injuries and issues affect the foot and lower leg, both referrers and patients alike assume that the cause of these issues are located primarily in the foot. This assumption is simply not true. Of those people experiencing the injuries mentioned above the vast majority have issues at the hip and pelvis level, and the glutes…

Post Tib Tendinopathy

The tibialis posterior acts primarily to roll the foot out, and also controls the rate at which the foot rolls in when it contacts the ground.

Injuries of this muscle and tendon complex occur in and around the tibialis posterior tendon rather than the muscle itself…

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