Achilles tendinopathy is often caused by over use of the affected limb and or abnormal forces placed on it regularly. If left untreated it can escalate into an Achilles tendon rupture which would be treated either by using a cast to immobilise it or by surgery to repair it.
The Iliotibial Band (ITB) has a poor reputation in sports and sports medicine. A tight ITB is often associated with sports injuries and problems such as iliotibial band friction syndrome and anterior knee pain.
Pilates is a great avenue to fitness, strength and overall well being. However there is a difference in the type of Pilates you do. Generally speaking, the two forms are Fitness Pilates and Clinical Pilates.
Finally a nice little piece on how the term “core” is being misused in today’s fitness industry. Contributed to by 2 very highly regarded Physiotherapists in the field, this is the exact reason we offer Clinical Pilates and KLT in our rehab gym.
If there’s one exercise style that has taken the fitness world by storm in the last decade, it’s Pilates. Everyone is doing it — from dancers to footballers — and the benefits are said to be as much mental as they are physical.