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Tibilais Posterior/Anterior Tendonitis

Tibialis Posterior or Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis is inflammation of the specific tendon due to overuse. This is a common injury in football players, dancers, speed skaters, and long distance runners. Individuals will experience pain and decrease strength in the particular tendon. Physiotherapy for tibialis posterior or anterior tendonitis will consist of: stretching, strengthening of […]

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are common in athletes involved in sports with running and jumping. Repetitive stress to the leg results in the loss of shock absorption. Individuals with stress fractures are irritated by activities such as running, walking, jumping or wearing improper footwear (e.g. footwear that lacks arch support). Individuals usually feel better with rest […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick tissue, along the sole of your foot. This condition results in significant pain with the first few steps in the morning and with prolonged walking. Plantar fasciitis may coincide with heel spurs. Individuals with plantar fasciitis can benefit from physiotherapy to help with pain […]

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It may be caused by multiple factors such as: overuse, trauma or strain (e.g. playing tennis), recreational sports (person unaccustomed to particular exercise) or excessive tightness of calf muscles. The person will experience pain in the area above the heel. The pain is usually present […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is characterized by activity-related pain and swelling under the patella (at the insertion of the patellar tendon to the tibial tubercle). It is more common in young boys (age 10-15) and occurs during a rapid growth spurt when the tibial tubercle is susceptible to stress. The cause is usually prolonged overuse. Physiotherapy […]

Quadriceps Tendonitis

Quadriceps Tendonitis is the inflammation of the quadriceps tendon from overuse. Individuals will experience pain just above the kneecap and will be particularly painful with activities such as jumping, squatting or stairs. Physiotherapy can assist in improving strength of the quadriceps muscle, pain management through therapeutic modalities and exercises to improve knee stabilization.

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a condition resulting in excessive tightness of iliotibial band, causing pain from the hip down the outer side of the leg to the knee area. Usually the primary cause is hip/knee muscular imbalance that will be addressed by a physiotherapist through specific exercises and postural education (e.g. proper footwear, […]

Knee Replacement

A procedure that involves replacing the knee joint with a prosthetic implant to improve function usually after degeneration secondary to osteoarthritis. Individuals with knee replacements are provided with a list of activity restrictions from their surgeon. Physiotherapy can assist in the post-surgical recovery through pain management with therapeutic modalities, strengthening of knee musculature, […]

Jumper’s Knee

Patellar Tendinitis is an overuse injury causing inflammation in the patellar tendon. It is common in athletes particularly those involved in volleyball or basketball. Pain is often sharp and localized to the tendon bellow the patella (knee cap). Physiotherapy can assist in improving pain through therapeutic modalities and taping, stretching of tight structures (e.g. […]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – Runners Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is the result of damage to the joint between the patella (knee cap) and femur (leg bone). This condition is more common in young females, and as the name suggests runners where stress is placed on the quadriceps muscle. Individuals describe pain under or around the patella, and indicate pain worsens […]