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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – How to Treat??

So what can we do? There are a number of treatment modalities that we can provide which all help in the management of Patellofemoral pain. In the short term, Orthotics can be useful, particularly if your foot is a driver of the patellofemoral pain. However there is no evidence to say that orthotics are better […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Keeping in theme with our last blog on running injuries, I thought that I would discuss one of the most common running injuries that present to us in the clinic. Patellofemoral pain Syndrome (PFPS). Patellofemoral pain is the term used to describe pain under around or behind the kneecap, it is very common and can […]

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Continuing on from our blog last week, below are some safe ways for runners to incorporate the principles spoken about into their training plan : 1.   Remember the Goldilocks Principle; running just enough to cause adaptive changes, but not enough to cause injury.  Apply the 24 hour rule: if you recover well after 24 hours […]

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Autumn is upon us and the running season has well and truly kicked off as runners prepare for events such as the SMH half marathon in two weeks and the famous City to Surf in August. In our Clinic, many of the injuries the runners are presenting with, around this time, relate to an increase in their […]

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Oww…My Shoulder Hurts!

It has been suggested in the literature that as many as 30-50% of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives with many experiencing pain annually. As there are many reasons why you may have shoulder pain, it is important to have a thorough assessment to figure out the cause of your […]

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Usually the injuries we see in runners are as a result of overload. Most of our bodies are pretty efficient at healing our bones, joints or muscles when they have been loaded a bit too much. Recovery then allows the structures to adapt to the stress and become stronger, so that increasing the amount of […]

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Are you ready for the Lane Cove Fun Run? We at Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy are excited about supporting the event as a way to encourage our wonderful Lane Cove Community to embrace exercise and fitness. What better way to promote good health and longevity than in a community way! With just over five weeks to […]

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How can I treat my Tendinopathy? As mentioned in our article last week, a reactive acute tendon can respond nicely to a period of unloading and anti-inflammatories.  After the tendon itself has settled down then it is important to load the tendon with a tailored exercise program.  Both clinically and in the literature it has […]

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Achilles tendinopathy


I’ve been Diagnosed with Tendinopathy, what does that mean? Tendinopathy means pathology of a tendon.  Tendons are connective tissues which connect muscle to bone, they are extremely strong tissues and assist with transmitting forces from the muscle to bone thus assisting movement and loaded transfer.  In recent years, there has been much research into tendon […]

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