The ankle protection provided by high-top shoes may not be enough to reduce sprain risk significantly. In fact, this design may reduce athletic performance, and increase risk of ankle sprain for some.
Working one arm or leg could help strengthen the corresponding injured or immobilised limb and also stop it wasting away from lack of use.
While dead hangs may be OK for people with good upper-body strength and no shoulder problems, they can be risky for some.
Thinking of trying barefoot running? We investigated a new strategy to switch from traditional shoe to barefoot running, and why barefoot running may work for some runners but not others.
We’re still learning about long COVID – but working with a physio or occupational therapist on goal-setting could help you get back into your usual routine.
Currently the best evidence for reducing the chances of re-spraining your ankle sprain comes down to two main things.
Forget about how your bum muscles look; what about what they do? In fact, having big, strong glutes is crucial to good overall musculoskeletal health.
Yes, there is a risk of injuring yourself while playing netball but the overall risk of serious injury is relatively small – and far outweighed by the benefit of being active and part of a team.
Failure to look after your hip flexors can lead to injury, walking problems, posture issues and back pain.
Dry needling and Western acupuncture don’t incorporate traditional chinese medicine philosophies – but may be helpful for pain and releasing muscle tension.
Circus is exciting, though sometimes unpredictable. At any moment during rehearsal, performance or travel, injuries can occur.
Modern life means if you have wrist or hand pain, it’s difficult to rest and repair the damage. Prevention is key.
Exercise might be the last thing on your mind if you’re at home with COVID. But these gentle breathing exercises can help.
Foam rolling is eminently popular, but the evidence is mixed.
Some people with back pain see immediate benefits from stretching.
The scientific evidence supports the use of exercise rehabilitation, where you become an active participant in the treatment. Passive therapies like massage won’t help in the long run.
How to run safely with knee pain.
Healthcare professionals should develop new ways of measuring health outcomes, taking relevant cultural factors into consideration.
Physiotherapists can help patients during and after coronavirus infections.
New international research shows one in four physiotherapists provide treatments that aren’t based on evidence. These treatments aren’t likely to cause harm, but they might waste patients’ time.