Chronic Musculoskeletal Overuse Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes

Achilles Tendinopathy

Tightness and pain in the tendon at the back of the heel and lower calf

Hamstrings & Groin Injuries

Pain and tightness in the hamstring and groin muscle (muscles at the back and inside aspect of your upper thigh respectively)

Heel Pain & Sever’s Disease

Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children due to the pulling of the Achilles tendon

Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries usually occur over time when repeated actions on soft tissues such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, fascia and bursas has placed excessive loads on these structures. Often, these develop as a result of poor biomechanics, muscular imbalance or inappropriate training programs.

Some overarching treatment principles common to all these injuries are Diagnostics and Treatment & Prevention



  • Our Physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment to diagnose the stage of the injury and the primary cause of the dysfunction

  • For optimal healing and prevention of further injury, a whole body individualized biomechanical assessment will be performed looking at your strength, control and any asymmetrical loading associated with compensatory movement strategies throughout your body

  • A sport specific analysis will also be conducted often including a running assessment. 

Treatment & Prevention:


  • A personalised progressive treatment approach used will expedite recovery and return to sport by addressing the specific dysfunction in your body
  • Treatment including your exercise program will be targeted at the cause of your issues and not necessarily the pain generator (where symptoms appear)
  • Early intervention is paramount to prevent any further injury and unwanted compensatory mechanisms in other regions of the body
  • Other contributory factors will be discussed such as your exercise program, training regimes, general health and nutrition
  • A detailed explanation of your specific issues will be given to support behavioural changes to optimize healing and recovery 
  • Referral to other health professionals to achieve optimal health will also be considered.