Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement

About 30% of all types of shoulder pain is due to impingement and unfortunately of this group, over half of patients report symptoms continuing after 3 years.  Getting the right diagnosis and management of shoulder impingement is therefore important.  The...
The Importance of Posture

The Importance of Posture

Twenty years ago, posture was a buzzword in the therapy world. Posture analysis was commonplace, and often linked to the then emerging practice of muscle balance assessment. Many articles and books were written on the subject. In fact, our clinic director Dr...
What are Patellar fat pads and why are they important?

What are Patellar fat pads and why are they important?

Structure of patellar fat pads The Infrapatellar fat pads (IFP) are two wedge shaped fatty structures situated below the kneecap (patella), lying either side of the patellar tendon, first described by Hoffa in 1904.  The IFP consist of fat cells (adipose tissue)...
Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

Back rehab You could be forgiven for being a bit confused about back exercises.  Workplaces are often full of posters saying, “keep your back straight – bend your knees”, and yet yoga and Pilates classes encourage bending the back.  We are cautioned to take...