Category Archives : Conditions


Foot care is essential for people with diabetes. Diabetes can impede blood circulation in the foot and can also affect nerve endings which can cause peripheral neuropathy. Poor blood circulation will affect oxygenation in your foot, which may cause poor tissue healing. Insensitivity due to nerve problems brought about by diabetes can also increase your […]

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is an, unfortunately, common complaint seen in a physiotherapy clinic. Achilles tendon pain is usually due to small tears in the tendon which can develop over time. This may occur due to a single incident of overstretching or straining the tendon, or through general overuse wherein the tendon becomes worn and damaged. Several […]

Pelvic Floor Pain

Pelvic floor muscle tension can be a debilitating condition that may have far-reaching effects on a woman’s life including her intimate relationships. Physiotherapists seem to be treating increasing numbers of women with pelvic pain caused by pelvic floor muscle tension or overactive pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles can become taut with spasm and overactive […]


While typically thought of as a minor nuisance injury, blisters of the feet are among the most common injury suffered by athletes and can lead to more serious injuries. Athletes should choose their footwear and socks carefully. The first defence against friction blisters is proper fitting socks and shoes. Numerous high-tech sock choices exist, including […]


Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid can […]

Pelvic Instability

Most women who suffer Pelvic Instability will have mild symptoms which do not cause lasting problems. They may suffer mildly toward the end of the pregnancy and recover shortly after birth. Some women suffer a moderate amount of Pelvic Instability which is painful and requires a real reduction of activities. Physiotherapy is usually required and […]


One of the more painful conditions to affect our feet are bunions. A bunion is an abnormal, swollen bony bump that appears on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions are considered as the enlargement in the joint of the big toe. Bunions are often accompanied by dislocation and, most of the […]

Heel Bone Fracture

A fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus) is the most commonly fractured foot bone. It is most often caused by high impact to the heel – for example when a person has fallen from a height or been in a car accident. Injuries can range from a bone crack from a new vigorous exercise plan to a […]

Foot Arthritis

Years ago, arthritis was considered an inherent part of the ageing process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down, but not so anymore. Recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy. There […]

Corns and Callus

Caused by abnormal pressure, corns and callus are areas of thickened skin. Consistent pressure causes the skin to thicken as a form of protection and compensation. This, in return, causes a callus or a localised corn to be formed. Corns are circular and deep. The texture of the skin is solid and tough. If not […]