SPORTS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL FACTSHEETS

Find downloadable information on a number of Sports and Musculoskeletal associated subjects. At Alchemy in Motion our Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have provided a brief summary of common injuries to enable people to source information easily.

Find downloadable information on a number of Sports and Musculoskeletal associated subjects. At Alchemy in Motion our Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have provided a brief summary of common injuries to enable people to source information easily.

Knee

ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

The knee joint is the second most commonly injured joint in the body after the ankle, and is the leading cause of sports related surgeries. The ACL can be injured in a number of ways. Most commonly injury occurs with rapid change in direction, stopping suddenly, landing from a jump incorrectly or direct collision.

MENISCUS INJURY

The meniscus is a fibrocartilage structure that sits in the knee joint between thigh and shin bone. Its primary purpose is to absorb shock and stabilise the knee joint. A meniscus tear occurs either traumatically or from gradual degeneration. Most commonly, traumatic tears occur when you twist on a bent knee.

Hip

LATERAL HIP PAIN

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a term used for any pathology involving the tendons of Gluteus Medius and Minimus and/or the Trochanteric Bursa. GTPS is a common complaint, particularly in women between 45-63 years old. Statistics show it is over 2x more common in women than men.

Shoulder

ROTATOR CUFF

There are many ways the rotator cuff musculature is injured: overload, wear and tear, acute trauma just to name a few. How do you know if you’ve injured your rotator cuff? And more importantly what is the right management for rotator cuff injury? Will you benefit from shoulder physiotherapy?

Sports & Musculoskeletal Team

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