Cycling

PRP: Magic or myth – Can it really help your knee?

Over the past few years, there has been much mention of an emerging treatment and technology in the field of sports medicine known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Several high profile athletes including Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have reportedly undergone PRP for various injuries such as inflamed knees or tendon issues. In the past, this […]

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PRP: Magic or myth – Can it really help your knee?

Over the past few years, there has been much mention of an emerging treatment and technology in the field of sports medicine known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Several high profile athletes including Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have reportedly undergone PRP for various injuries such as inflamed knees or tendon issues. In the past, this

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Endeavour to Evolve – The N60 Quadrathlon by Abigail Butcher

“What do you mean you’re not going to run?” asked Mark Reid, physiotherapist extraodinaire, charged with getting 17 participants through a quadrathlon in the mountains of Norway last month. We were sitting in a traditional Norwegian Lavvu (much like a tipi), huddled around a smoking fire, warming up and fuelling up after a 30km cross-country

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The N60  Challenge  –  A Physio’s Perspective by Mark Reid

Thanks to a late social media recruitment drive courtesy of Claire Robertson and Jonathan Bell at Wimbledon Clinics, I recently had the honour of a trip to Norway to provide Physiotherapy for IGO Adventure’s inaugural N60 Challenge. It was an amazing experience, a welcome change to my usual clinic environment and one from which I

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South Africa 2016: The Cape Rouleur cycling experience by Adrian Fairbank

After all the preparation, we arrived after a good flight giving us at least six hours sleep. The hotel is excellent, the exchange rate in our favour.The weather is hot, 35°C, and the prologue warm-up ride and the prologue ride itself was set up over 8 km of undulating terrain.

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Is it bad to leave metalwork in the body? by Jonathan Bell

Fracture surgery usually means using plates, screws and rods to fix fractures. A huge increase in the use of metal fixation over the last three decades has greatly improved the outcome for many fractures. The decision to remove or leave metalwork is not always easy. So let’s look at some of the facts that may

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