If you missed our recent kids injury prevention evening, this is a must watch!
Press play NOW to watch the live video from the night where our principal physio, Josh Meyer, along with associate Physio Tim Rigby, shows you how to keep your child away from injury and towards happiness with their sport.
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1. WHY are you doing it? Weigh up the key reason as to why you are considering the injection? Is it because you have pain, cant sleep, not progressing with your exercise program or cant get back to sport or just day to day function? Your key reason why you want to go ahead with an injection should be clear.
2. WHAT are you using to inject? Based on the nature of the problem that you have will really dictate whether or not an injection should be a Cortisone or Corticosteroid as we call it or Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is another thing that you can get injected. Depending on the nature of the condition will govern what it is that we inject and how we are going to rehab it afterwards.
3. The way in which it is injected. This is really important and unless it is Ultrasound guided, CT guided or has some sort of guidance associated with it, the effectiveness of it will probably be minimised. 10-15 years ago we didn’t really have the capability to inject under ultrasound as much and it was costly but now it has become a lot more accessible and I think the only way to get injected these days is under ultrasound guidance. There is some pretty good evidence out there to attest to that as well. So make sure the injection is guided.
4. The advice you receive post injection is really important and can have a massive impact on the success of the injection. If there is a rest period after the injection to facilitate the healing of the tissue then you need to rest. If you are not sure ask whoever is looking after you, we can also help you with that.
5. The education of your condition. If you don’t understand the nature of your condition and why it presented in the first place, it is highly likely that you will get symptoms recurring again. Without addressing the cause the successfulness of the injection will be hampered. My advice is to get some education, understand whats going on and why its occurring. Is it related to your sport, is there something technique wise you may be doing, do you have an imbalance, or an asymmetry in your body or the way it functions?
If you have anymore questions about injections or your not sure or you want to get your condition assessed, just call us on (07) 5578 7155 or click the link above to book online.
Physio Joe Rowley, who has specific clinical skills in the area of Athlete Development, caught up with Local Andfit crossfit gym owner, Wykie Etsebeth, for a chat – these guys are great and the methods behind their training makes total sense.
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Being a runner myself, competing in multiple marathons, half marathons and now more recently triathlons, I have always battled with shin pain, or more commonly known as ‘shin splints’.
It can be very frustrating to finally get on top of your training, want to increase your running each week whether it be to run a faster time, for weight loss or just get a bigger hit of those addictive post run endorphins, and all of a sudden, you have to stop training due to that annoying pain in your shins that WONT go away.
After years of trying to find the perfect remedy or quick fix so I don’t miss training sessions and can keep on top of my fitness all year round, I have come up with 6 top tips that can really help get on top of that niggly shin pain.
1. Progress slow
Increasing your training volume more than 5-10% each week can increase the risk of you developing shin pain significantly. Start low and slowly build your way into it so your body has a chance to adapt.
2. Cross training
To maintain fitness, in particular while your beginning to build your tolerance to those weekly kms, giving your shins a break and conditioning other parts of your body that can also aid in your running performance can be very helpful. I have found cycling and swimming very helpful not only for rest from pounding the pavement, but also in building a good aerobic fitness.
3. GYM and strength work
It’s not all about the running, research suggests that strength training can increase your endurance performance as well as increasing the capacity of your muscles / tendons and bones to absorb force and reduce injury risk. A variety of exercises for glutes/ calves/ quads and your feet are all very helpful for long term reductions in shin pain.
4. Running Technique
Certain running techniques can make you more susceptible to developing overuse injuries like shin pain. Pay attention to your running technique as there are very important factors can increase the likelihood of shin pain developing.
5. Appropriate training
Speed sessions, hill repeats, long runs, all have the potential to increase the likelihood of developing shin pain. Scheduling your training year and training sessions so your body is able to adapt between sessions, as well as scheduling rest days is a great way to be able to run without pain for longer.
A number of physiotherapy treatment modalities can help relieve pain and help you get back running quicker than before. Manual treatment, dry needling, strapping, massage to name a few.
If you are battling with dreaded shin splints, and to find out more about how to get rid of these annoying injuries click here to book an appointment or call us on (07) 5578 7155.