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Patellofemoral Syndrome - (Runner’s Knee, Rower’s Knee)

Patellofemoral Syndrome or (Runner’s Knee, Rower’s Knee) - Running Injury Series Knee pain is something that most of the population may experience at some point in life. Such pain may occur after an obvious trauma such as a fall or develop gradually and over time. Equally, people participating in certain types of sports may have a higher incidence of specific types of knee pain, as is often the case with Patellofemoral Syndrome. Patellofemoral Syndrome is also commonly referred to as Runner’s Knee or Rower’s Knee, though even sedentary people can suffer from this type of knee pain. The biomechanics involved in both Running and Rowing both place additional loads on the Patella and knee joint complex. Equally, both of these activities are very repetitive, meaning that tissues and joint structures can quickly become irritated if something is not quite right somewhere in the body. The article about Patellofemoral Syndrome - a Myotherapy perspective explains more about possible causes, s

Stress, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part 2)

Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Two) The human body is highly efficient and yet as with most things, has to make tradeoffs. Several bodily systems maintain general physical and psychological health and wellbeing. Equally, the various bodily systems require resources to enable these systems to function optimally. Prolonged stress has a direct and detrimental impact on the correct functioning of a number of these bodily systems operating to maintain good health and wellbeing. Part two of the full article on Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (2 of 3) discusses the possible impacts of prolonged and unaddressed stress. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a Chiropractor and works as a  Myotherapist in M

Plantar Fasciopathy (Plantar Fasciitis) - heel or foot pain

Plantar Fasciopathy (Plantar Fasciitis) - heel or foot pain - Running Injury Series Plantar Fasciopathy or Plantar Fasciitis tends to manifest as foot pain on the sole and near the heel bone (Calcaneus). Such pain can occur as a result of a specific or distinct injury or more often gradually over time. As with other Musculoskeletal related conditions, plantar fascia pain does not just impact highly active people. People living a sedentary lifestyle are very commonly affected by the condition, and this likely due to a combination of factors including adaptive tissue changes. Unfortunately, the tissues involved in this condition can be easily irritated during daily activities. In essence, the foot is always having to deal with applied forces, whether sitting or standing (more so when standing or moving). However, even though Chronic cases of the condition can be harder to resolve, it is still possible provided can identify and address the root cause of the problem. The full artic

Achilles Tendinopathy - Running Injury Series

Achilles Tendinopathy - Running Injury Series Although many runners and physically active people may have experienced Achilles Tendon pain at some point in life, the issue can impact anybody. Equally, there are many reasons as to why somebody may start suffering from Achilles Pain and even how it manifests. It is quite common for Achilles issues to develop over some time gradually and for people to continue with activities until the point of having to stop due to the pain. The full article on Achilles Tendinopathy - a Myotherapy perspective looks at the whole subject of possible causes, other related conditions, self-help and treatment options. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a Chiropractor and works as a  Myotherapist in Morningside, Brisbane . The author posses