What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?

What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?

In my last post, I talked about how I managed to tear my hip cartilage while playing tennis; and I mentioned that a common cause of cartilage tears is femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI. Although the concept of hip impingement was first recorded in 1936, it wasn’t...
I tore my hip labrum playing tennis

I tore my hip labrum playing tennis

With tongue in cheek, I firmly believe that, as a physio, I should be exempt from being injured like a normal person. After all, I spend my life fixing other people’s injuries, so surely karma should be on my side – or so my irrational brain tells me. In...
What is Visceral Manipulation?

What is Visceral Manipulation?

Last week, we welcomed new physiotherapist Nikki Oxford to Victory, and talked a little about what she’s been doing up to now, and a little about her favourite skills and techniques.  We’ve received quite a few questions about one of her techniques,...

In defence of the humble clamshell

Over the past few months, I’ve attended presentations and read articles by excellent physiotherapists whose opinions I value, disparaging the clamshell exercise and saying it shouldn’t be prescribed – that it’s not a functional exercise and...