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Lateral Hip Pain

February 3, 2023
Lateral hip pain is something we see a lot of in the clinic.  Predominantly it is seen in women around 40 years and older, often post-menopause. However, it can affect anyone.  Lateral hip pain is pain on the outside of the hip joint.  Over the hip bone (...
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Pain Explained

So, you’ve been to your doctor/physio & they’ve reassured you that nothing serious or harmful is going on, but you still have pain. For many of us pain is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s breaking a bone, spraining an ankle, or just waking up with a stiff a...
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Ankle Sprains - what are they?

Last week, I knew it was winter sports trials time – how? The number of ankle sprains I was treating.  At Hillcrest Physio we have several school clinics and this time every year we have a big spike in ankle sprains that we are treating.  On Friday 70% of my case...
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RED-S, What is it?

March 18, 2022

RED-S – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

RED-S was previously known as the Female Athlete Triad, but was changed to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports to better reflect the nature of the condition.RED-S was renamed after a review of the evidence made it obvious that the condition was not just found in females but...
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Running Injuries

February 28, 2022
At Hillcrest Physiotherapy we see a large number of injured runners.  We see runners from across the spectrum, kids doing a couple of kilometers to augment their sports training, through to 100km ultra runners.  Running injuries mostly affect the legs/pelvis/back ...
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With the New Year 2022 here, many of us will have had a reflection on what we want to achieve over the coming year.  Some of us will have committed to New Year's Resolutions and some of us, to a vague idea of what we would like to happen.  Setting goals is somethi...
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Recently I attended an online conference.  These are always great, and you learn so much.  Keeping up to date with the latest research developments is an important part of being a healthcare professional. One of the speakers Dr Melanie Hayman had recently been work...
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New post

September 14, 2021

How to manage a Soft Tissue Injury – Advice has changed.

So first of all what is a soft tissue injury?  Basically, it’s anything where the soft tissues (not the bone or skin) are injured.  Predominantly in physiotherapy we are talking about muscles, ligaments and tendons, your general sprains and strains. Not so long ...
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