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Vastus Medialis Obliquus: Part 2

in Knee injuries

In part one of this series, Chris Mallac explained the anatomy and complex biomechanics of the VMO and its role in relation to the patellofemoral joint. In part 2, he argues that regardless of cause and effect of the VMO on patellofemoral pain, VMO dysfunction in the presence of pain is very real, and thus exercises to rehabilitate the function of this muscle are necessary... MORE

Chondromalacia Patella

in Knee injuries

The majority of clients that present to the clinic with anterior knee pain over the coming year will more often than not have a patellofemoral (PF) problem. It may be a slight bit of biomechanical mal-alignment that has stirred up the knee cap – this is the good, or they may have started to wear... MORE

Meniscus Injuries

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The talk in soccer circles this week is the imminent return to action of Theo Walcott, the Arsenal and England star who damaged his knee back at the start of 2014. After 286 days of rehab, Walcott made a return to Arsenal’s Under 21 team last week. This has left journalists salivating at finding out... MORE

Patellofemoral pain

in Athletics injuries, Knee injuries, Knee pain, Running injuries

Patellofemoral pain is an extremely common and disabling condition that affects both men and women of all ages. Functionally it limits everyday movements and activities such as squats, lunging, walking up stairs and hills. It has been suggested and research concludes that dysfunction between the Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) and the Vastus Lateralis is one... MORE

Lateral tibial plateau bruise

in Knee injuries, Knee pain, Sports injury treatment

I am a big advocate of keeping things simple, but doing those simple things as well as possible well. This case study is an illustration of when simple interventions needed to be taken to the next level. In this case an 18 year old professional soccer player sustained an unusual injury to his (L) knee.... MORE

Advice with exercise 3 months after knee injury

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I injured my knee 3 months ago, with a hyperextension injury playing rugby, subsequent mri indicated suspected grade 3 LCL full thickness tear, ruptured distal biceps femoris with retraction behind knee and suspected significant postereolateral knee injuries. No ACL/PCL/MCL injury. Have seen specialist, they have me on ROM physio work. Can I get back to... MORE

I slipped and fell on a externally twisted knee...

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I slipped and fell awkwardly on my left knee which was twisted externally. All my weight was on the knee and I heard a pop or snap and immense pain and could not walk on it. I initially thought that I had badly sprained or partially tore the LCL as I had it happen to... MORE

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