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Hamstring Origin Tendinopathy

Hamstring Origin Tendinopathy   WHO? Sports with repetitive running/ kicking requirements Gym rats (heavy squatters/ deadlifters) Desk workers & persons with chronic poor posture   WHAT? The hamstrings muscle group is the large bulk of muscle on the back of the thigh, made up of the semimembranosis, semitendinosis and biceps femoris muscles. All three muscles attach at a common point at the pelvis, the ischial tuberosity, via the hamstrings tendon. They then run down the back of the thigh and cross the knee joint. Due to its attachments, this group is responsible for both extending the trunk, at the hip, and bending [...]

Hamstring Origin Tendinopathy 2016-09-28T09:47:21+00:00

Fat Pad Impingement

WHO? • Young athletes • Runners • Cyclists • Soccer/ Footy players WHAT? Fat pad impingment syndrome is a common condition affecting the knee joint and may also be referred to as Hoffa’s Syndrome. The fat pad is a small, sensitive area of soft tissue, composed mailny of adipose tissue (hence the name), that is found just underneath the bottom half of your kneecap and patellar tendon. This fat pad helps to lubricate the knee joint, whilst also acting as a bit of a shock absorber. WHEN? Fat pad impingement can occur at any age but most often occurs in active teenagers [...]

Fat Pad Impingement 2016-01-15T07:41:29+00:00
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