Field hockey is one of the oldest sports in existence:  4,000 year-old wall decorations from the tomb of Kheti in Egypt depict players with rudimentary ”crooks” and a ball. The modern game of field hockey was subsequently developed in England in the mid-19th century and exported to the United States as a woman’s sport in 1901.  As the sport has…

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Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are one of the most common types of injuries we treat as physiotherapists.  It is also one of the most overlooked injuries; less than half of those who sprain their ankles seek help or rehab, which actually increases the chances of an ankle injury recurring. There is no such thing as a simple ankle sprain. The foot and ankle…

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Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It is thought to be caused by repeated tiny injuries to the Achilles tendon. These may occur for a number of reasons, including overuse of the tendon – for example, in runners. Treatment includes rest, ice…

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A General Guide to Pain Relief

Pain is subjective. Pain relief looks and feels different for every individual. Sometimes pain has a purpose — it can alert us to an injury. But for many people, pain can overstay its welcome, causing suffering and poor quality of life. When your pain is lasting weeks or even months, you should be aware that you have options! Instead of…

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