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11 Sports Injuries article(s) found.

Is your body mechanically ready for the Ski Season?

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Preparing for Skiing and Snowboarding No matter what your fitness level, for most of us Skiing or Snowboarding for at least 5 hours a day, over a number of days, will inevitably be a strain on the body. That is not to say that you can’t enjoy this exhilarating holiday though.  In the same way … Continued

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IT Band Syndrome Treatment

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Are you fed up with the constant pain caused by IT band syndrome?  Halting or restricting your training or daily activities and causing you pain and discomfort throughout the day.  It could be time to investigate shockwave treatment, a treatment used by some of the top sporting teams across the world to keep their athletes … Continued

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Achilles Tendinopathy and Associated Injuries

Introduction Achilles tendon injuries are a common sight in most sports injury practices. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the powerful calf muscles to the heel bone to give propulsion for running. It also acts as a powerful absorber of the force generated by gravity when the foot strikes the … Continued

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Is off-piste skiing too dangerous?

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As a keen skier myself I was saddened to read about the terrible accident suffered by Michael Schumacher. Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet – something that I started to do 5 years ago when my son started skiing in Austria where it was compulsory for all children in ski school. I was interested … Continued

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Fit for Sport 1: Skiing

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Fit for Sport 1: Skiing While many of us dread the cold short days of winter, an increasing number of the population from seven to seventy greet this season with excitement and anticipation. This is the time to book your flights, wax your skis or snowboard, check out the new gear and head to the … Continued

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Fit for Sport 3: Winter Golf – Be Prepared!

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Irrespective of the level of game that comes out of your bag, cold, wet and windy weather, coupled with hard or slippery ground conditions will challenge every golfer this winter. Mark Adshead, Managing Director of Physio2go St. Albans joins forces with Nick Burch, PGA Professional to explore ways of preparing for winter golf. Playing golf … Continued

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Tennis (and Golfer’s) Elbow: Treatment Strategies

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Fiona Jacobsen, Principal Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans explores the common causes of elbow pain and discusses how this often chronic condition may be prevented. Mr. Andrew Irwin, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Elms Consulting Rooms St. Albans and Spire Hospital Harpenden reviews the medical management, including some of the new treatment options available. Repetitive … Continued

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Sprained Ankle: Treatment Strategies

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There are many ways to sprain your ankle. Injuries occur in both sporting and non sporting environments. In this article Paul Carter, Specialist Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans, discusses common causes of this injury and effective treatment strategies. In his clinical work, Paul sees injuries caused in a variety of sporting arenas, including football, hockey, tennis … Continued

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Shoulder Pain: Acute Injury and Chronic Conditions

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The shoulder joint has the greatest range of movement of any joint in our body ensuring that our arms and hands get where they need to be to carry out all aspects of our daily lives at home, at work and in our chosen sports and activities. When healthy, the shoulder joint demonstrates an exquisite … Continued

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Joint Replacement Surgery: Getting the Timing Right

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Mark Adshead Managing Director of Physio2go Ltd. St. Albans joins Mr. Neil Davies Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon of St. Albans City Hospital and Spire Hospital Harpenden exploring factors which may impact on the decision as to when surgery is advisable. Arthritis Many of us may remember smiling when Terry Wogan defined a TOG (Terry’s old geezer) … Continued

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Adolescent Joint Health: Growing pains explained

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Mark Adshead, Managing Director of Physio2go St. Albans looks at the physical stresses placed on adolescent joints. Mark explores some of the common causes of joint pain in the young athlete and briefly explains some issues in assessment and management. “Growing pains” is a term rarely used by the medical profession; many parents however will … Continued

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