Butt Strength- exercises to save your knees.

In the last last article  we covered three common knee injuries: ITB, patella femoral knee pain and osteoarthritis of the knee. To help prevent these injuries, we bring you six exercises to activate your glutes and strenghtening and flexibility around the pelvis in order to unload the knee. There are hundreds of exercises that can be […]

Recovery post a Total Knee replacement. The first 2 weeks

Once discharged from hospital, your recovery begins. When you were discharged you were sent home with some pain medication. You probably were sent home with an exercise sheet from your physiotherapist too. This is where I believe in the saying “Exercise is Medicine”- as important as your take home medication, so too are your daily […]

Osteoarthritis and Obesity: more than just load through the joints

Causes of osteoarthritis (OA) can be from mechanical causes (a previous injury or trauma to the joint), metabolic and inflammatory contributions. We have all heard the old adage “running is bad for you knees”, and it has been repeated many times to me. Yet if I look at a cross section of my patients there […]

Get off your Butt to manage your knee pain

In this article we will look at 3 common knee conditions- patella femoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and osteoarthritis of the knee. These are all non-traumatic injuries of the knee which can be affected by load. In most injuries we need to assess load as this directs our management. Do we need to manage […]

Sunday 15 Otober is Garden Day- Believe in Tomorrow

Sunday 15 October is Garden Day. Garden Day is on a Sunday in the middle of October and is a day to invite friends and family to spend time in your garden. You get to sit back and relax and enjoy all your hard work! Gardening is a wonderful way of escaping our busy lives […]

Weight loss and exercise is best for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Today 12 October 2017 Is World Arthritis Day What is osteoarthritis? What we know about osteoarthritis (OA) is that it there are changes in the articular cartilage that covers the end of the bones. Osteoarthritis is driven by biomechanical and pro-inflammatory process. Osteoarthrits typically occurs in load bearing joints e.g. back, hips, knees and ankles. […]

Cultivating Body and Mind

As Spring starts, you may feel the urge to dust off your exercise gear and get a bit more active. How about getting a bit more active around the house and in the garden? For a lot of people wanting to get active, they just don’t know where to start. Often we get so overwhelmed […]

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