The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is a ligament inside the knee joint. The PCL attaches to the shin bone (tibia) and to the thigh bone (femur). Along with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), these ligaments provide stability to the knee.
At Total Physiocare, we treat countless runners presenting with injuries that could have easily been prevented. Hence, we have developed a gap FREE running injury screening tool with the ultimate aim of identifying those that are at risk of injury before an injury strikes! Whether you’re a casual runner or elite athlete, this assessment is appropriate for you.
Shoulder impingement is not a specific condition, rather more of a symptom of possible shoulder injuries. It can be a symptom in a rotator cuff injury, labral injury, shoulder instability, biceps tendinopathy, improper scapula control and bone spurs.
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a condition of the lower limb, precisely involving the tibia or shin bone.
What are stress fractures? – Blog By Rhian Davies A stress fracture is an overuse injury where there is an overload of stress to the bone resulting in a tiny crack. This occurs when the stress of repetitive loads overwhelms the ability of the bone to repair itself and these cracks begin to occur within […]
What is an ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, commonly known as the ACL, is an important ligament of the knee. Along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) the ACL forms a cross (cruciate) between the shin bone (tibia) and to the thigh bone (femur). Together these ligaments provide stability of the knee joint, with […]
What is dry needling? Does it hurt? How does it work? Is it the same as acupuncture? These are all common questions patients frequently ask and that this blog will aim to answer… What is dry needling? Dry needling involves the use of a sterile acupuncture needle inserted into tight muscle bands known as trigger […]
Kinesio tape is a rehabilitative tape that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing both support and stability to muscles and joints. Due to the elastic properties, kinesio tape does not restrict the body’s range of motion and aims to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinic setting. […]
Should I use ICE or HEAT following an injury? This is a question I often get asked from patients in the clinic. It seems there is a lot of confusion and possible misinformation out there about this very question. In order to answer this question correctly we need to know a bit more information about […]