Braces, night splints, walking boots for Achilles Tendonitis – do they work?

Braces, night splints and moonboots are often considered in the management of Achilles Tendonitis. The reasoning behind braces for Achilles Tendonitis is to take some load off the Achilles Tendon....

Haglund’s deformity: causes, treatment and more

Pain from a Haglund’s deformity can be debilitating. This disease is characterized by a lump on the back of the heel and pain, however the cause of this condition is...

How to massage Achilles Tendonitis for pain relief

I once used to tell patients that massage for Achilles Tendonitis was a waste of time – but I was wrong. The reason was simple, I was so focused on...

How to treat a lump on your Achilles Tendon in 2021

Have you developed a lump on your Achilles tendon recently? There are only a small number of reasons for a lump on the Achilles Tendon. Most are due to Achilles...

Best shoes for Plantar Fasciitis – insights for 2021

It can be challenging to pick the best shoes for plantar fasciitis, because shoes are ever changing. We do know from studies that some shoes can improve the symptoms of...

How to calf raise with superb technique. Seated/standing variations.

Calf raises are an important exercise used to strengthen the calf muscle. This muscle attaches into the heel and helps to point the toes, a movement we use in walking,...

How To Solve Heel Pain In The Morning – causes, home remedies

Heel pain in the morning can arise due to a number of conditions. In most of these conditions the reason for heel pain is local inflammation built up overnight around...

How To Stop Running With Heel Pain! Causes, Treatment, Prevention.

If you are running with heel pain, there are some simple steps you can take to reach a resolution and see you pain free! But before this can happen it...

The Best Shoes For Achilles Tendonitis – Insights for 2021

It can be challenging finding the best shoes for Achilles Tendonitis amidst the vast array of options available these days. As a physiotherapist, my job is to inform people on...

Taping For Achilles Tendonitis that works!

Everybody loves to use K-tape, but what if I told you there was a better taping for Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles pain can be debilitating; however, taping can reduce pain in...

Load management: the most effective way to treat Achilles Tendinopathy

Load management is crucial for managing Achilles Tendinopathy. So much so, that if you don’t apply this principle, there’s a good chance you simply won’t heal. The good news is...

Heel lifts for Achilles Tendonitis – evidence based or fad?

If you have been dealing with Achilles pain and haven’t tried heel lifts for Achilles Tendonitis, our immediate advice would be to trial heel lifts. Why would I suggest this?...

5 reasons your Achilles tendon exercises are failing!

“I’ve tried Achilles tendon exercises, but they didn’t work for me”, is a phrase I’ve heard too many times over my career as a physiotherapist. It’s sad when so many...

7 reasons for knee buckling: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Imagine running to catch that bus your late for and your knee gives way! Or whilst playing your favourite sport, you experience your knee buckling underneath you. Having your knee...

Numbness in knee or leg after knee surgery? Causes, treatment and more.

Knee numbness after surgery is very common with up to 85% of surgical candidates experiencing some form of numbness post operation. Even with this high prevalence, the causes and long-term...

Core strength exercises – how to avoid injury and train well

Core strength exercises are often talked about but not well understood. I want to give you some practical and theoretical knowledge that will change your perspective and help you to...

Weight loss does more for knee pain than you think!

If you could cure cancer through weight loss – would you? I hope your answer is yes, and if that’s the case, why do we settle with having knee pain...

Is ACL surgery the only way? Why knee exercise may trump for ACL injury!

ACL injury – the basics For years we have assumed that if something is broken, we need to fix it. It makes sense to think this way, but this may...

Hate leg day? 7 ways to increase motivation to exercise!

Exercise is important, we all agree on that, but please allow me to share with you some strategies around how I have stayed the course. Can you remember that friend...

In pain? 7 reasons you must consider online physiotherapy treatment!

Online physiotherapy and treatment over the internet is a weird concept for anyone to wrap their heads around. One of the most common questions asked is ‘how does online physiotherapy...