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Often we develop overuse injuries by completing repetitive tasks. An overuse injury is where the tissue is loaded at a rate that is too fast or too much for the tissue to adapt and heal. This can occur from any repetitive activity, even one that you have completed many times before. These injuries can occur anywhere in the body, some examples of these are below.

An overuse injury may be caused by overtraining or overloading; where you rapidly increase the amount you are completing a task or by increasing the weight quicker than the body was ready for. Some common examples include when someone suddenly decides to run a marathon or training for different sports, lifting things such as a baby more often or spring cleaning. Often these injuries occur from doing too much too soon, but there are numerous other factors that come into play with overuse injuries including shoes, environmental conditions, training surface, altered movement mechanics from muscle weakness or lack of flexibility.

Treatment at Total Physiocare may be invaluable in your recovery for overuse injuries. We take a thorough history of your condition to help determine the contributing factors to your injury, working with any other practitioners or trainers to reinforce continuity of care. We track improvements based upon your goals to ensure that we are providing the most effective treatment for your individual needs.

While your rehabilitation plan with us will be based on your presentation and goals, treatments often include a combination of hands on therapy, taping, strengthening exercise and graded exercise plan.


  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Stress fractures (in the foot, spine, shin bone)
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • De Quervains Tenosynovitis