patellofemoral pain

Patellofemoral Pain (PFP). To change the train or change the tracks?

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Patellofemoral pain (PFP) describes pain around, behind or under the knee. Essentially a vague term to describe non-specific knee pain that doesn’t fit into other categories. Often presenting with vague symptoms and mechanisms of injury, it can be difficult to manage. There is plenty of debate in the literature regarding whether the key issue remains with […]

Exercise & Osteoporosis

Exercise & Osteoporosis

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Exercise & osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can be a daunting diagnosis. Most people are aware that exercise is beneficial, but exactly what type and how much can be difficult get a clear answer about. Below I have listed some brief information to help you understand which exercise is best for your health. Exercise & Osteoporosis: What type? […]

Progressing hamstring tendinopathy exercises

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Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is quite literally a pain in the butt, and it should remain that way throughout the rehabilitation process. Possibly the most important aspect of hamstring rehabilitation is to ensure it remains progressive, and in the case of hamstring tendinopathy, mildly irritating. Ideally patients will be experiencing morning stiffness with pain of about […]

Arrrghhh, Lateral Hip Pain

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Lateral hip pain. Gluteus medius tendinopathy. Common causes, prevalence, assessment, education and management; an exercise physiology approach. If you’re walking like a pirate but don’t captain a large ship, your swagger may be preventable and treatable, and the remedy doesn’t involve buying an eye-path and a parrot. Gluteus medius  tendinopathy (GMt) is a relatively common condition […]

Exercise for Secondary Complications: Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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Exercise for Secondary Complications: Clinical Exercise Physiologist Despite the advancement of prescription medicine in the management of complex conditions, secondary complications continue to be problematic. This has resulted in patients experiencing an increasing frequency of medication and lifestyle related problems, which can significantly impair the benefits of these medications (Ciccolo et al, 2004). Exercise prescribed […]