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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.  ...

What is it?   Almost everyone has twisted their ankle at some in their life; in fact, it is one of the most common reasons for people to visit an emergency department. Technically an ankle sprain has occurred when an ankle twists, causing damage to one of...

When I travelled with the ACT Hockey teams to Nationals I was responsible for running our ‘morning walk and stretch’ sessions. Asking 18 under 21 year old athletes to ‘stretch’, without clear direction, failed miserably and you can only do so many standard calf and...