Another day, another knee taped! I don't use tape that often, but knees seem to respond quite well when they are irritable and you need some temporary relief to allow symptoms to settle. This technique is one I use for Hoffa's fatpad impingement. This infrapatella fat pad is a soft tissue structure that lies underneath the patella (kneecap). It acts as a shock absorber in the knee when forces are placed through the patellofemoral joint ( where the patella runs over the front
Leg Day!!! I always incorporate pistol squats into my routine. Why Pistol squats? Correct pistol squats require excellent strength, balance and neuromuscular control of the hips. great for correcting imbalances! Great for the external rotators of the hips, especially gluteus medius Great for compound movements and control of the hip, knee and ankle all at once When done in a controlled way, they are great for improving the stability at the knee which is shown to improve the r
I've been dealing with a really stubborn case of patella tendinopathy recently.
It's sometimes very difficult to de-load a pathological tendon in patients who have manual jobs or who have to maintain a level of physical activity for health reasons (those of you who are just too stubborn to rest properly, you've only got yourselves to blame!)
I think taping can be a very good option with physiotherapy for those in this category. This is a particular method which I use whic
We have recently taken delivery of our gorgeous branded kit (well, we think so). You'll see members of the team wearing it over the coming weeks because we think its beautiful an couldn't keep our hands off! You'll notice that it is branded by Nike, so quality is assured, but the only people wearing this particular kit are those in the Azzurro Training family. If you would be interested in purchasing our kit as evidence that you are part of our exclusive club, speak to a memb
Lifelong Arsenal FC fan Matthew today met the 1st team physiotherapist, Ben Ashworth in a seminar today. Wow! The seminar was on the athletic shoulder, a problematic area for injury for even the most experienced physiotherapists. Ben has been specialising in shoulders for 20 years, and his CV includes working for the Olympic Judo team, as well as being a double MSc strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist. Needless to say, it was a fantastic experience to be able t