Preparing for a total knee replacement

Preparing for a total knee replacement

Preparing for your total knee replacement So, you are taking the plunge and have scheduled a total knee replacement (also known as a total knee arthroplasty)! Evidence shows that preoperative therapy for patients undergoing total knee replacement has a positive impact...
Should you worry about knee pain?

Should you worry about knee pain?

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a broad term used to describe discomfort around the knee joint.  Discomfort typically occurs between the kneecap (patella) and thigh bone (femur). Nicknamed ‘Runner’s Knee’, PFPS is...
Keeping the legs functionally fit

Keeping the legs functionally fit

Levers and joints: what do these have to do with movement? Our bodies are designed to move easily over distances using our legs as long levers. The joints enable flexible movement such as running, jumping, dancing and yoga. The legs house some of the largest muscle...
Gardening and helping your knees

Gardening and helping your knees

Gardening can be a physical activity involving a lot of bending and squatting. In previous posts, we have talked about the issue of repeated bending and the impact of this on the lower back. To avoid problems occurring with the lower back it is recommended you squat...