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What is the BEST rehab for my Knee Reconstruction? A knee reconstruction is a common term for the reconstruction of the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. Rupture of the ACL is common and keeps a lot of our favourite sporting stars on the sideline for up to 12 months. The ACL has a crucial role in stablilising the knee particularly with rotation and changing direction. Unfortunately, ACL ruptures occur in non professional sports and even everyday life with activities involving twisting or turning. Females are more prone to ACL rupture from non-contact sports and males contact sports....

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heel pain, injuryrecovery, Plantar Fasciitis, preventing injuries, sportsinjuryrecovery, Tendinitis -

I have a sore heel when I first walk in the morning? What have I done? Unfortunately, the most common pain under the foot at the heel is a condition called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that originates at your heel and travels under your foot to your toes. This band supports your arch of your foot and provides dynamic shock absorption. When this band is overstretched, there is microtearing commonly at the attachment to the heel leading to pain. The most common foot types that predispose people to this condition are either the flat...

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How can I help my tendon pain?? Pain arising from a tendon is common in active people and often is related to overuse but research has shown that is can be long lasting and difficult to settle down quickly. Tendinopathy relates to damage to the actual structure of the tendon that involves disorganisation of the tendon matrix (normal makeup of the tendon). Classically, people with tendon pain relate to pain during activity but find that the tendon tends to warm up during the exercise and pain goes away but returns afterwards. A recent breakthrough in research into tendon pain (tendinopathy)...

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back pain, Electromuscularstimulation, EMS, kneeinjury, neck pain relief, Neck pain treatment, sports injury recovery, sportsinjuryrecovery, TENS -

What is EMS? We often get asked ...What exactly is EMS and what is it used for?? Here is our brief summary of Electromuscular Stimulation (or EMS) and how it may help you. EMS has been used widely to treat muscular injuries. It works by sending electronic pulses to the muscle needing treatment. We often use the EMS in the clinic to facilitate muscle activation of weakened muscles and suggest patients have this machine at home to speed up their recovery.   EMS is useful for Relaxation of muscle spasms Prevention or limiting of atrophy through disuse Increase local blood circulation...

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avoid knee injury, Back injury prevention, get fit with our injury, injuryrecovery, knee injury, preventing injuries, sports injury recovery, sportsinjuryrecovery, Tendinitis -

Time for me to get fit!How do I not get injured once I start?  At last spring is here and the cold dark days of winter are receding behind us. As the rays of sunlight arise earlier, the urge to get fit for summer often crosses our mind. However, the risk of sustaining an overuse injury is high if you rush headlong into training without a plan to increase your activity at a measured rate. None of us want to start exercising (whether running, swimming or gym) and suddenly develop an injury like tendinitis/tendinopathy, muscle strain, stress fracture or bursitis....

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