Can you stretch the ITB (Iliotibial Band)?

 

Is it possible to stretch the ITB? This is question that I frequently have to address with patients that have a hip or knee problem. The patient will often have been told that their ITB is ‘tight’ and that they need to stretch it. There is plenty of anecdotal information on the internet fuelling the urge to stretch it as well as the current trend to foam roller everything.

Let’s address whether this wide, long, thick piece of fascial tissue ...

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What is the correct posture?

This is a very topical subject at the moment and one that patient’s with lower back pain frequently comment on when they have a consultation. It is often a negative belief that their posture is poor or bad and is probably the reason why they have back pain. Other common beliefs are that their back is too arched (increased lumber spine lordosis), they are mis-aligned, they have tight muscles, the pelvis is too tilted and they have a leg length ...

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Why regaining relevant function is the key to rehabilitation.

Dear sir/ madam

Please may I ask you to pass on some positive feedback for us?
I’m writing to explain how pleased my Mum and I have been with the services provided by your specialist physiotherapists.

Mum has had Multiple Sclerosis for 45 years. She has been treated by more than a few physiotherapists from public and private sectors.

Her current treatment regime has been designed by Karen Stevens, working with your service until recently. In addition to quiet good spirits, she was ...

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A PD Warriors climbing experience in Greece

A picture from my trip to Kalymnos in May 2017. The whole week I climbed between 3 and 6 routes per day, each route about 35 to 40 metres long and the technical grades for each climb between 5+ and 6B with the majority around 6A/6A+. If you bear in mind that throughout my life of climbing since I was 16 years old, the hardest grade that I have ever led is 6B, so that’s why I considered the whole ...

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Preventing cycle injuries after the Winter rest.

Wattbike cycling, Hallamshire PhysiotherapyIt’s that time of year again when all the winter gear has been put away and the evenings are getting lighter extending the cycling opportunities. The months of indoor training are at an end and the summer season awaits. The spring classic races are almost over and the grand tours are nearly upon us.
We see cyclists throughout the year ...

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Training Loads (Part 2).

Loads and the body

The previous blog was on monitoring of training loads amongst professional sports people. In a clinical setting, we tend to see more of the amateur sportspersons as well as both active and less active people. Training loads are relevant to the individual for example an external load such as cutting the hedge is the same for two people but if one is sedentary and the other is an active gardener then the internal load (physiological and perceptual ...

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Clinic starts Parkinson’s classes at Bramall Lane

 

The former manager of Sheffield United, Billy McEwan is attending PD warriors classes at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic.  So successful have the classes being that Billy approached his old club to see if they could host the sessions.  These now run twice a week at Bramall Lane for people  with Parkinson’s (PD).  For more information follow the link or contact Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic (0114) ...

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New job opportunity at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic

Are you an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist?

Are you looking for a change?

 

Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic is looking for an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist to join the team as a self employed associate.

The clinic has been in operation since 2004 and treats a wide variety of clients, MSK, Neuro, Vestibular, Chronic Pain, Womens and Mens Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Fatigue/ME and Respiratory. There are currently 13 Physiotherapists working for the practice and two admin staff. The two lead physiotherapists are both associate Lecturers at Sheffield ...

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PD Warrior comes to Sheffield

Who am I?

I’m Neil, one of the Sheffield PD Warrior pioneers, and aren’t I lucky? What great timing. Barely have I had time to get used to my diagnosis of early stage Parkinson’s Disease than PD Warrior comes to Sheffield – one of the few places in the world outside its base in Australia.

What is PD Warrior?

PD Warrior is a Parkinson’s treatment based ...

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What is an appropriate training load? (Part 1)

The dichotomy of over or under training has been an evolving area of sports science and medicine over the last 10 years. Imbalances between training loads and recovery have the potential to cause or increase injury risks and as always there is a lot of anecdotal information that can be misleading. There is now increasing evidence with the development of GPS technology monitoring athletes along with various other subjective and objective markers that are providing clearer patterns of potential risks ...

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