The Reason why you get knee pain and how to prevent it?

What is the Patellofemoral pain or knee pain? Do you remember that sharp pain when you are running? Or moments when you cannot make one more step on stairs? That is Patellofemoral or pain behind or around the patella (kneecap), which is usually aggravated by activities that load the patellofemoral joint. Those activities are running, squatting, going up and down the stairs, …

Fu’s theory of failed healing

Fu’s theory of failed healing (that’s a mouthful!), stems from the belief that there is release of pro-inflammatory mediators causing relevant metallpotonise release and hence collagoynic injuries. A  tendon that was previously damaged therefore may not have healed adequately prior to an external load being added/increased . At this point Fu believes mechanical weakness and pain are not significant and …

Physiotherapy treatment of low back pain – 1

The aim of treatment is to re-establish normal movement at both a physiological and accessory level, while desensitising the nervous system and resolving pain. The physiotherapist must take into account the full picture of the patient’s symptoms. Critical to this is an accurate assessment. While it is not always possible to ascertain the exact cause of LBP the assessment should …