Archive | Foot and ankle

Great Expectations Part 1 – Achilles Tendinopathy

A patient’s expectations and our own as health professionals can have a profound effect on rehab. Both physios and patients can have unrealistic expectations and become frustrated by slow progress and side-tracked by supposed ‘quick fixes’. This raises a question though, what are realistic expectations following injury? I don’t┬ábelieve we’ve really established what we should […]

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Plantar Plate injury, assessment and management – by Nick Knight

Today we’re joined on the site by top podiatrist Nick Knight. He’s kindly agreed to write a guest blog for us on plantar plate injury which can be a challenge to treat. Nick was the first podiatrist to be featured in our RunningPhysio Recommends series and has written some cracking articles for us in the […]

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Exercise selection for Plantar Fasciopathy (AKA plantar fasciitis)

For many years the focus for treating Plantar Fasciopathy (a more up-to-date term for plantar fasciitis) has been to stretch the calf as much as possible. I remember the standard handout we used to give out many years ago, way back when I was a Junior Physio in the NHS, that had nothing but stretches […]

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50 surgeries and still running, Sam’s amazing story

We have a special guest blog today from a runner who I'm sure will inspire others who've been through the pain and frustration of persistent injuries. Samantha's story started as a toddler and continues to this day but her determination and bravery has kept her going despite obstacles that would stop most people in their […]

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Exercises for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (AKA ‘Shin Splints’)

It’s easy to talk generally with rehab, ‘strengthen x,y and z’, improve movement control etc but we don’t often expand on what exactly this means. Today’s blog is a brief look at an exercise programme I used recently for a patient with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and what my thinking was behind it. The patient, […]

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Orthoses – so much more than ‘fit and forget’ Part 1 – by Nick Knight

Back in August I had the pleasure of meeting top podiatrist Nick Knight on my Running Repairs Course. I knew from chatting prior to the course that Nick really knew his stuff so I was delighted when he agreed to write a guest blog for us. He very kindly wrote a really comprehensive piece which […]

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