Browsing Archive: August, 2014

Glut Medius

Posted by Brendan Hill on Friday, August 29, 2014,
The Gluteus Medius acts as a hip abductor, meaning that it raises the leg up to the side of the body. In everyday life, this muscle primarily functions to keep the pelvis level during walking. Specifically, as one raises a leg to step forward with it, the Gluteus Medius on the opposite side contracts to keep the weight of the free leg from tilting the pelvis downward on that side. 

If you have ever had this muscle worked on chances are it was quite painful and pain may have travelled down the ...

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Biomechanics of Running

Posted by Brendan Hill on Monday, August 11, 2014,


The phases of running are similar to walking (top image). The stance phase is divided into contact, midstance and propulsion. The swing phase is divided into follow-through, forward swing and foot decent. Whereas walking is the alternative placement of one foot in front of the other separated by periods when both feet are in contact with the ground, during running there is a flight phase when ne
ither foot is in contact with the ground between stance phases.

In slower, longer running, the stanc...

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Tiger Woods and his Sacrum

Posted by Brendan Hill on Saturday, August 9, 2014,


You may have heard talk of Tiger Woods and his sacrum in the last few days and on how it 'popped out' and what not. What ever it was that caused his back to spasm it wasn't the sacrum as they don't just pop out. So here is some info on the 
sacrum and what it gets up to.

The sacrum is a triangular shaped bone which is made up of 5 fused vertebrae (S1-S5). In children these vertebrae are not fused but become so by around age 20 or even later in some people. It is at the bottom of the spine and l...

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Premier League introduces new concussion procedures

Posted by Brendan Hill on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,


We talked about concussion a lot during the World Cup. i had to deal with concussion to an 18 year old who became dizzy 10 minutes after being hit in a hurling match just last week, of course he wanted to continue but thankfully the managem
ent would not even think of letting him continue and planned to have a slow introduction back into training the following week. Yesterday the Premier League introduced concussion prevention procedures. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. 

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Knee pain in children

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,


I have had a 14 and 15 year old male into the clinic in the last few weeks with knee pain that turned out to be Osgood-Schlatter disease. Disease makes it sound worse than it is. This condition that occurs in girls of about 10-12 yrs and boys of about 13-15 yrs, although these ages may vary. Osgood-Schlatter usually occurs in adolescents who are undergoing a growth spurt and are involved in a high level of physical activity, especially in sports involving running and jumping. The condition us...
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