What is that pain at the front of your knee?

What is that pain at the front of your knee? What is it? Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) syndrome is a collection of symptoms and various conditions that presents itself as pain and sometimes clicking in and around the patella (front of the knee). It’s worth mentioning that having clicking and clunking in the knee is quite […]

5 Mistakes runners make when training for a race

5 Mistakes runners make when training for a race It was a huge weekend just gone for the distance running world with the Melbourne marathon, Eliud Kipchoge breaking the 2-hour barrier in Vienna, and Brigid Kosgei setting a new women’s world record in Chicago. If you are finding the world stage of distance running inspiring […]

How to prevent the dreaded calf strain when running

How to prevent the dreaded calf strain when running Calf injuries are common in all sports, particularly those which involve running and jumping. And it’s no wonder, as when we run, our calf – particularly our soleus muscle – is asked to generate a huge amount of force: up to 8 times body weight! So […]

What can you do about painful tendons?

What can you do about painful tendons? Tendinitis, tendinosis, and tendinopathy are all words you may have heard that describe painful tendons. Here are some handy tips for making sure you’re doing the right thing by your tendons. What is tendinopathy? There are heaps of tendons throughout your body, they are the thick ropey end […]

3 Simple Fixes to Help You Run Faster, and With Less Pain

3 Simple Fixes to Help You Run Faster, and With Less Pain For all runners – right from the recreational runner training up for the City-Bay, all the way to the elite athlete – running faster and running without injury are two really big goals, and we get asked all the time what we can […]

The Impact of Concussion

The Impact of Concussion What is Concussion? Over the past several years, the intensity of the spotlight over concussion has continued to increase, particularly overseas in the NFL, but also on home soil in Australian Rules Football – from grassroots to professional levels. Concussion is an injury to the brain, sustained as a result of […]

Is your exercise program right for you?

Is your exercise program right for you? There has been a rise in a new style of so-called “functional” exercise programs at gyms. The theory of functional exercise is that the exercise mimics activities we perform in our daily routine and therefore should be beneficial. In the name of “functional exercise” some potentially dangerous exercises […]

Put A Spring In Your Step!

Leading Edge Can Put The Spring Back In Your Step! Now that the sun is shining it’s time to get moving again and undo those winter excesses! Getting back into, or starting exercise can be daunting… especially if you have an ongoing injury or pain. Starting an exercise program without getting a problem assessed can […]

Women’s football.. How to minimise your risk of ACL and other injuries!

Women’s football.. How to minimise your risk of ACL and other injuries! In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of women involved in Australian rules football especially since the introduction of the Australian Football League Women’s competition (AFLW). Football is a great sport and it is great that more women […]

The Dreaded “Corked Thigh” – What they are a what to do about them.

I got a ‘corkie’…what should I do?!? So it was halfway through the first quarter and you’re playing a great game. You’ve already had 10 possessions and have put two goals on the the scoreboard for your team. Then, during a contest you’re opponent lands on you, driving there knee into the front of your […]

Does Running Wear Out Your Knees?

Does Running Wear Out Your Knees? One of the popular misconceptions out there, amongst runners and non-runners alike, is that running wears out your joints – and that by racking up the kilometres, runners are setting themselves up for arthritis and knee problems down the track. But is that really the case? This is something […]

Top 5 Exercises To Get Your Glutes Firing & Why It’s Important!

Top 5 Exercises To Get Your Glutes Firing & Why It’s Important! Do you have low back pain? Do you get knee pain during or after running or walking? Do you have tight hamstrings or have frequent hamstring strains? Do you have front of the hip pain? Well, it might be your glutes that are […]

Reds get the Leading Edge in Physios

Reds get the Leading Edge in Physios Leading Edge has recently formed a relationship with Adelaide United Football Club, the current A-League Premiers. One of our Physiotherapists, Mat Prior, has been appointed as the Lead Physiotherapist for “The Reds” for the 2016-17 season and is already putting the Leading Edge touch on the club’s preparation […]

How bad is my Sprained Ankle and when can I play sport again?

How bad is my Sprained Ankle and when can I play sport again? Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see as physios – just about everyone has probably sprained their ankle at some point when playing sport! Ankle sprains are particularly common in sports such as football, soccer, netball & basketball […]

Land like a Ballet Dancer to Prevent ACL injuries

Land like a Ballet Dancer to Prevent ACL injuries Athletes have a great incidence of ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries. Women have an increased incidence when compared to men, even when accounting for time of play etc. This may be due to differences in: Physical conditioning Muscular strength Neuromuscular control Pelvis and leg alignment Increased […]

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