Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator Cuff Tears

The Rotator Cuff (RC) is comprised of 4 muscles and their tendons: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres Minor. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the entire body making it easily susceptible to injury. Therefore, it requires a high degree of...
Strains & Spains

Strains & Spains

Ligaments are bands of tough, flexible fibrous connective tissue with long parallel fibres Tears (often called sprains) occur when a sudden and forceful movement over a joint causes the ligament fibres to stretch beyond their capacity and tear. This leads to bleeding...
Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears

The medial and lateral menisci are two C-shaped fibrocartilaginous structures located on the top of the tibia. They act as a shock absorber, stabiliser and are an attachment site for tendons, muscles and ligaments. Meniscal tears can be:  Acute: A result of...
Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar fasciopathy (PF) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Signs and Symptoms Pain with first steps in...
Calf Tears

Calf Tears

Anatomy The calf muscles comprise of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. The gastrocnemius is one of the main plantar flexors of the ankle. It is comprised of two muscle bellies, with the medial head having a mechanical advantage. It is therefore able to generate...