A guide to Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries

A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is one of the major ligaments found in the outer part of the knee which attaches the outer part of the thigh bone found at the knee, femur, to the outer side of the shin bone, tibia, to ensure knee stability.


How to avoid injury when joining the gym

Joining your local gym is the first step many people take in getting fit. Those joining the gym for the first time or returning to exercise after a prolonged period, then you may be potentially at higher risk of suffering an injury.


A guide to Sciatica

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, found between the lower back and upper leg, becomes irritated or compressed. It is most commonly seen to affect those with a herniated or slipped disc.


A guide to mallet finger

Mallet finger occurs when the tendon found in the finger, responsible for straightening and extending the fingertip, becomes damaged or torn resulting in the individual being unable to straighten the finger.


What First Aid Equipment is needed in cricket?

The start of the cricket season is just around the corner, meaning that first aid cover will be required at cricket grounds all over the country each weekend. But what first aid equipment is required to provide effective care and support.

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What to keep in your Bum Bag on matchday?

Injuries can happen at anytime and will vary from simple and quick fixes to more serious issues, but to combat the need for fast and effective assistance physiotherapists, especially in rugby will use a bum bag to carry supplies and keep both their hands free.


A guide to ankle injuries

Twisting, rolling or spraining your ankle is one of the most common injuries suffered in sport, if a particular person suffers these injuries they may be described to have ‘glass ankles’.


A guide to cauliflower ear

Cauliflower Ear occurs as a result of trauma to the ear causing disruption to the blood supply often resulting in a hematoma to form on the ear. Once the injury has healed the ear begins to shrivel up and fold over itself, causing the deformity of the outer ear.  


Preventing injury myths

When it comes to sports injuries several myths and half-truths exist. Although many of these myths are simple misunderstandings when it comes to your health and safety its important to know the correct information.


A guide to the four most common types of arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of joints and millions of people in the UK suffer from arthritis. However, people are not always sure of what type of arthritis they may be suffering from. This guide will look at the four most common types of arthritis.