We are often implementing hamstring rehabilitation programmes for our patients. But what if we were preventative about hamstring injuries as well? Studies have shown that, during running gait, hamstring are under large stress in the terminal swing phase (before the transition to foot contact). During this phase they are contracting eccentrically (lengthening under tension) to […]
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) – commonly referred to as ‘Shin Splints’ – is pain along the medial side (inside) of the tibia (shin), commonly affecting athletes who’s sport/activity involves running and jumping. MTSS is the most prevalent lower leg injury in the active population, and is the most common lower limb complaint that we see in clinic. But why do we get it, and what can we do about it?
DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – is caused by microtrauma to muscles following excessive or unaccustomed exercise, especially if there is an eccentric (muscle contraction whilst lengthening) component. There follows an inflammatory response causing swelling, altered muscle firing patterns, and pain, and therefore overall dysfunction of the muscle(s). These symptoms typical occur over […]