Hamstring Strain Injuries! What an amateur athlete needs to know!

By Jamie Phillips (APA Sports Physiotherapist) Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are one of the most common injuries in many sports such as football, soccer, rugby and basketball. A review of the 2016-17 English Premier League season showed that HSI had the highest injury occurrence rate among all injuries with the most days missed among all … Read more

Can Physiotherapy help with my dizziness?

It depends on what is the cause of the dizziness. Dizziness can be caused by many things, including low blood pressure, certain medications and vestibular (inner ear) dysfunctions. A very common cause of dizziness is an inner ear dysfunction called Benign (non-life threatening) Paroxysmal (occurs suddenly) Positional (related to head position) Vertigo, or BPPV, which … Read more

Am I Ready to Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction?

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction By Jamie Phillips (Physiotherapist) If you have had an ACL reconstruction in the past year or two, and you are looking to return to sport, then you may have some anxiety and apprehension about whether you are ready to return to play or not. If you have not completed … Read more

Shin Pain for Runners and Athletes

 Shin Pain for runners and athletes By Jamie Phillips (Physiotherapist) Shin pain is a common cause of injury and is often disabling for runners and athletes. Many pathological conditions could be occurring when an athlete falls victim to one of these conditions. Historically the term ‘Shin Splints’ has been used, however this term fails to … Read more