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 […]
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
“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
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
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.
As a knee surgeon, I am often asked about pain in the knee, and this shall be the focus of the next few blogs. Perhaps still the most common question I am asked relates to trauma. Even though the threat of black ice has largely gone, falls due to gravel or front wheel punctures remain
Fundamental to the function of the human skeleton on a bicycle is the position that you adopt in your set up. When Tobina Wilson from ‘Six Physio’ set me up on my Roubaix Compact, I found that a lot of the pains that I had been experiencing early in my ride career disappeared. Simple advice
Protecting yourself from injury when you are cycling is of paramount importance.Of course you could die of a heart attack just lying in bed or get hit by a bus when you’re healthy and well. It would be such a shame when taking part in what should have been an exciting and pleasurable.
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
I found some of the articles in magazines really helpful over the last few months, and there are odd moments in my day when people are perhaps late arriving to see me or as often occur there are inevitable delays in the operating theatres between cases. It is at moments like this that I have