Recovery phases for post-op ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair

06th May 2020

ACL reconstruction is a very common surgery to repair a ruptured ACL. Traditionally, rehabilitation and process to return to sport has been predominantly time based. Meaning at certain points post op, rehab was progressed. However, with literature reports re-rupture rates on the operated leg from 6-25% (Simon et al, 2005), and the opposite leg ranging from 2-20% (Walden et al 2006, Wright et al, 2007) it became evident time since surgery alone is not enough to ensure safe return to sport.

Sitting Posture and Pain

05th May 2020

Written by Rob Walsh, MSK Physiotherapist

Incorrect posture has long thought to be causes of pain in a variety of settings. Most commonly seen in office working staff, this is a regular presentation we see at the clinic. We wanted to right this blog to let you know what the most recent literature says, debunk some unhelpful myths and let you know how you can beat this pain.

What does the evidence say?

Post-Operative Total Hip Replacement (THR) Rehabilitation

30th April 2020

Written by Rob Walsh, Physiotherapist

Total hip replacement surgery is an effective means of reducing pain and improving quality of life in those suffering from severe osteoarthritis (OA). The procedure includes replacing the joint surface of the femur, known as the femoral head with a prosthesis: 

Low back pain and why discs don’t ‘slip’

06th April 2020
If you’ve experience low back pain before, you’re not alone. It is the most common musculoskeletal complaint worldwide, with 60-80% of the population experiencing this at some point in their life. The term ‘slipped disc’ we know is frankly incorrect...
difference between osteopath and physiotherapist

What’s the Difference Between Osteopaths and Physiotherapists?

10th February 2020
People often ask us the difference between osteopath and physiotherapist as there’s lots of potential overlap! Here is our detailed answer on this topic.
can emotional stress cause lower back pain

Can emotional stress cause lower back pain? - White Hart Clinic

25th March 2019
The answer to "Can emotional stress cause lower back pain?" is YES. Stressful events, depression emotional triggers and low job satisfaction cause flare-ups.

Common Tennis Injuries and How To Avoid - Part 2

20th August 2018
Continuing on from last month's blog entry, we are going to look at 2 further injuries that are common when playing tennis and how you can look after yourself when playing.

7 Things you need to know about Achilles Tendinopathy

13th November 2017
Our resident Physiotherapist, Jacqui Perry, shares some helpful insight on Achilles Tendinopathy; the condition, symptoms and how you might need to treat

Major predictors of running injuries

11th September 2017

In this week's blog post our physiotherapist Jacqui Perry explains some of the most important factors in running technique that may help decrease injury risk, and also improve performance.

What every runner needs to know

26th April 2017

With the weather warming and days becoming longer it’s very tempting to dust the cobwebs off your trainers and make that long awaited return to running.

It is generally around this time of year that physiotherapy clinics become inundated with patients who have recently made the return to running only to succumb to injury a few runs back into their new fitness regime.  

The question you must ask yourself before making the return remains “is my body ready to begin running again?”

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