Foot and Ankle Pearls

Lindsay Harris  The foot and ankle are a complex part of our bodies, including 26 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments, 19 muscles and four arches. Often because of its complex anatomy and biomechanics we tend to avoid it. In this presentation the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot are explained. The “core” of the foot

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The Female Athlete

Sue Fuller-Good  Why talk about the female athlete? This patient population has special needs and as health care professionals we need to recognize these special needs and be empathetic towards them and educated about them. We need to be exquisitely aware of the risks and problems these needs produce. What are the risks female athletes

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Scapular vs Glenohumeral Dysfunction: Which is the chicken & which the egg?

Tanya Bell-Jenje Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP) is an umbrella term for a wide variety of previously described shoulder pathologies such as subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy, posterior impingement, biceps tendinopathy and bursal pathology. A common presentation is pain and/or weakness in the region of the shoulder, usually the mid-deltoid region, with the worst

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Rotator Cuff Rehab

Lindsay Harris The Rotator Cuff muscles and tendons are commonly considered to be recruited synchronously and equally to dynamically stabilise the humeral head onto the glenoid fossa during shoulder movement. We tend to see rotator cuff tears commonly associated with elderly patients, males, more often affecting the dominant arm, and in activities which include heavy

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Pacing for Therapists

Lorraine Jacobs Post-viral fatigue has become very real for many people recovering from Covid-19, and many have not been able to return to their previous levels of activity. Often fatigue is triggered by the simplest of daily activities, and when they push hard to finish a task. Afterwards they may be exhausted and take hours

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Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Therapist at risk

Kim Ballantine  Over the past decade, there has been an increase in awareness of the psychological challenges faced by those in helping professions such as physiotherapy: High patient numbers, long hours, increased stress levels, and ultimately burnout and compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue, described as the cost of caring’ for others in emotional and physical pain,

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