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Healthcare practitioners blog for a number of reasons: To educate patients, to market their practices, and to humanise themselves. Quite simply stated, it allows you to connect with and educate more people, who then turn to you when they need you.

The joy of cycling comes from a love of fresh air, good exercise and enjoyment of the sights along the road. Unfortunately, after a cycling injury, the pleasure of getting on a bike and enjoying the f…

Australian Rules football is a demanding sport that calls for strength, flexibility, endurance and skill. Football players generally take good care of their bodies, but football is a high-impact, cont…

One of the major contributors of back, neck pain and general fatigue is poor posture. This throws the spine out of alignment and puts added strain on muscles. Over time this may lead to a change in th…

Golfer’s elbow is a condition that affects the flexor muscles of the wrist and causes pain and inflammation to their tendons that is mostly felt along the inside of the forearm and up towards the in…

The term ‘shin splints’ is often used by athletes to describe pain along the length of the tibia (shin pain). There are many causes of shin pain, therefore the broad term of shin splints i…

The plantar fascia is a fibrous tissue that provides support for the arch of the foot and acts as a shock absorber for the foot. It inserts into the heel bone (calcaneus) and runs along the length of …

The Iliotibial (IT) band is the thick sheath of connective tissue that runs from the pelvis to along the outside of the thigh and attaches to the top of the shinbone(tibia). It acts to extend (straigh…

The hamstring is found along the back of the thigh and comprises of a group of muscles that extend the hip (backwards movement of the leg) and flex (bend) the knee. A hamstring strain, sometimes calle…

Foot injuries are common among athletes during their career and can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and in some cases can sideline them for some time. Overuse, overtraining, weak muscles and tendons, …

The ankle is the joint between the lower parts of the tibia and fibula (shin bones) and the tarsal bones at the back of the foot. It is crisscrossed by several ligaments that can become injured when t…