Injury of the Month

  • Plantar Faciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and can be very painful, limiting most weight-bearing activities. The plantar fascia is a  band of connective tissue that runs from the heel bone and attaches to the ball of the foot. The function of the plantar fascia is to transfer forces from the heel […]

  • Can Too Many Push-Ups Be Bad For You?

    The Pros and Cons of Push-Ups Push-ups are generally a great strengthening exercise for your upper body and shoulders but poor technique and over doing them can lead to injury. Our injury of the month winner is certainly suffering from doing too many push-ups during basketball training. A fit and extremely dedicated 14 year old […]

  • Compartment Syndrome

    How the wrong treatment of a simple “corkie” can lead to a much more serious problem- Compartment Syndrome A simple hit to the leg is often referred to as a ‘corkie’ or a contusion. The standard treatment of RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and no HARM (heat, alcohol, running, massage) should always be followed for the first […]

  • Children’s Sporting Injuries

    Children’s sporting injuries are common as the new year of school sport starts placing increasing demands on developing bodies.  Commonly the legs are affected more so than the upper body.  It is not uncommon for some kids to do 5 or 6 days a week of their chosen sport especially if they are playing for school, […]