October 2018

What is it? Patella tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, is an overuse injury which is characterised by pain at the base of the patella (kneecap) with activities such as squatting, sitting or going up and down stairs. The condition is known as jumpers’ knee because...

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) that attach from the shoulder blade to the top of the arm and collectively act to improve the stability of the shoulder (Vollans & Ali, 2016). What...

What is it? The biceps brachii muscle, commonly known as the biceps, sits between the shoulder and elbow.   It has two parts: the long head and short head.  These come together to form the main muscle bulk, which is the “Popeye” part of your upper arm.  ...