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Shin Splints - Running Injury Series

Shin Splints and Treatment Shin Splints are one of those conditions that can be excruciatingly painful and debilitating. The condition commonly affects Runners and Military personnel and tends to gets worse with continued activity. If one chooses to continue to push through the pain and keep going, the pain will get to a point where it is not possible to continue. As with other Musculoskeletal related conditions, symptoms can be easily irritated, and it is vitally important to identify the probable cause and then address it accordingly. The full article about Shin Splints - a Myotherapy perspective looks at the possible causes and prevention, self-help and other 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 M

Ankle Injuries (Inversion/Eversion) - Running Injury Series

Ankle Injuries and Treatment Most of us will have twisted our ankle at some point in life and to varying degrees of severity and probably thought nothing of it. The chances are that most people will have never even sought any form of treatment after the ankle injury either, except in the most severe cases. However, even relatively minor injuries can create adaptive changes to our mechanics and the way we move. Such changes, can frequently lead to other issues at a later date, be it weeks, months or years later. The full article about ankle inversion and eversion injuries - a Myotherapy perspective goes into far more detail about treatment options and the sorts of other issues that one may encounter due to unresolved trauma. 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  McTimo

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) / Runner’s Knee

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Treatment There are many possible causes of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), which sometimes referred to as Runner’s Knee. As with Patellofemoral Syndrome, runners can frequently experience ITB syndrome, and although both conditions are known as Runner’s Knee though they have subtle differences. Equally, ITB related problems can also cause hip-related pain or symptoms and so the term Runner’s knee is not necessarily entirely accurate. If one looks at the mechanics of running and the ITB, it is reasonably easy to see why runners may have a higher incidence of this particular condition. However, as with other Musculoskeletal related conditions, just because the condition is called Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), does not mean the ITB is the cause. The full article on Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) - a Myotherapy perspective looks at the possible causes, self-help and treatment options available. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (

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

Patellofemoral Syndrome and Treatment 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, self-help and treatment options. Article

Plantar Fasciopathy (Plantar Fasciitis) - heel or foot pain

Plantar Fasciitis and Treatment 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 article about the  Plantar Fasciopathy or Plantar Fasciit

Achilles Tendinopathy - Running Injury Series

Achilles Tendinopathy and Treatment 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  McTimoney Chiropractor  and works as a  Myotherapist in Morningside, Brisbane . The author poss