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April E-Newsletter
Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy



Monthly News April 2012


Welcome to the April Monthly Newsletter from Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy.

This edition includes practice news -  our new and improved website, Ben's baby news & interesting information on Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy.





Practice News

Check out our new and improved website!
 
Our website has been updated to include information on each of the services we currently offer - Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Pilates, Dietetics, as well as helpful answers to FAQs. For online bookings or further information check out our website at                                                                                     
                                                   


 
Exceptant father Ben!
 
Dad-to-be, Ben Sweeting (Podiatrist) and wife Jo, are expecting baby number two in only a matter of weeks! Ben will be taking leave from the end of May and is expected to return early June. To avoid disappointment, get in now and make your appintments to see Ben before then.

Call us on (07) 3846 4800 or book online.


 








Pilates Classes Now On!
 

Physiotherapy Pilates Certified instructor now running more frequent pilates sessions during the week as well as Saturday mornings.

To reserve your place, booking is essential! Simply call
reception on (07) 3846 4800.


 
Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy

What is it?
Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy refers to inflammation and swelling within the tibialis anterior tendon on the front of the ankle joint. This most commonly occurs as a result of overuse of the Tibialis anterior muscle and tendon. Other common causes include excessively tight strapping or shoelaces over the tendon.



What does it feel like?
Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy results in pain within the tendon where it crosses the ankle joint. The pain typically develops gradually. Associated with the pain is typically feelings of stiffness or tightness in the front of the ankle joint. Typically these inital signs are ignored as they disappear quickly with walking or activity. However, as you continue to exercise the tendinopathy progresses and the pain becomes more intense and more frequent. 




What should you do?
Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy typically does not get better on its own if the cause is not addressed and you continue to exercise. If you have or suspect you have Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy you should consult your nearest sports medicine profressional. In the meantime, you can began your inital treatment. This should consist of icing following exercise and avoiding activities which make your pain worse. Icing should consist of  applying crushed ice in a moist towel for 15-20 minutes.

 
What shouldn't you do?
If you have or suspect you have Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy  you should not ignore the problem. Further exercise may interfere with the healing process and result in prolonged recovery and return to sport.

Could there be any long term effects?
Tibialis Anterior tendinopathy does not produce any long-term effects, as long as it is properly diagnosed and appropriately treat. However, the condition can worsen unless causative factors are addressed.





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