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A focus on… LCL Tears

The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and has only one plane of movement. This means it bends and straightens but does not twist (much) or move from side to side. To keep the knee from moving in other directions, the knee is supported by many strong ligaments, with two of these being found on either side of the knee. The inside ligament is the ‘Medial Collateral Ligament’ (MCL) and the outside one is the ‘Lateral Collateral Ligament’ (LCL). The primary role of the LCL is to prevent the lower leg from moving too far towards the midline in relation to the upper leg. Both the LCL and MCL are extremely strong ligaments and provide lots of support to the knee during movement however, they are still vulnerable to injury.

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A focus on… Hip Pain and Labral Tears

If you are experiencing pain in the front of your hip along with clicking, locking or catching of your hip joint you may have underlying labral damage. The acetabular labrum is a fibrous rim of cartilage that covers and seals your hip socket. This lining of cartilage provides stability for the thigh bone (femur) inside of the hip socket (acetabulum).

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Physio tips

News from In-Line Physio

Geoff Ford

Geoff Ford uses an holistic approach to help clients reach their goals, with a specific interest in the promotion of physical activity and empowering clients with self-management skills.

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Alison Ford

Alison Ford has worked in her own medical practice for over 35 years and has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal health and exercise therapy.

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Martin Ford

Martin Ford has been a physiotherapist for 38 years now and offers a plethora of expert manual skills developed and honed over the years.

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Homemade Apple Crumble

A delicious Homemade Apple Crumble for those cooler winter nights!   Ingredients: Filling 500g Apples, peeled and chopped 50g Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Plain Flour 1 pinch ground Cinnamon 1 tsp. Ginger, finely grated Crumble 250g Plain Flour 150g Brown Sugar 200g... read more

Japanese Pancake (Okonomiyaki)

A delious Vietmanese Dinner!    Ingredients ½ Large Cabbage 2 cups Flour 2 ½ cups of Water 4 Eggs 2 tsp. Chicken Stock Powder 4 Tbsp. Okonomi Sauce 8 large Prawns 1 Tbsp. Pickled Ginger 2 Tbsp. sliced Spring Onions 1 handful fresh Mint 3 Tbsp. Japanese Mayonnaise... read more

Vietnamese Style Braised Pork

A delious Vietmanese Dinner!    Ingredients 500g of Pork Belly 2 Tbsp. Fish Sauce 3 Tbsp. White Sugar 1 Tbsp. Water 2 crushed Garlic Cloves ½ tsp. grounded black pepper 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds Serve with 200g vermicelli rice noodles 1 handful mix lettuce leaves 3... read more

Puy Lentil Salad

‘This is a great salad to have on standby; the lentils can last in the fridge for a few days. Simply add cabbage, lettuce and dressing when you’re ready to serve.’   Ingredients 1 Cup Puy Lentils 2 Celery Sticks 1 Carrot 1 Lemon Zest 1 Garlic Clove ½... read more

Thin Lizzy’s Mushroom Risotto

A delicious and healthy risotto for those cooler nights!    Ingredients 60g Butter 2 Onions (diced) 400g Mushrooms 4 Garlic cloves, crushed 2 cup Arborio rice ½ cup White wine 2 cups hot Chicken stock 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan Fresh Parsley for garnish ... read more

Thin Lizzy’s Dynamic Salad

A delicious and healthy salad as the days warm up!    Ingredients 1 cup Cabbage, finely sliced 1 cup Red cabbage, finely sliced 2 cups Mesclun lettuce ½ Tomato, diced ½ Cucumber, finely sliced 1 cup Puy lentils, cooked al dente 1 cup Pumpkin, chopped into cubes 1... read more

Must-try Acai bowl recipes to make this summer

Want a breakfast that can increase your energy levels and boost your immune system? Then make sure you create these delicious and healthy Acai bowls this summer. Acai berries (pronounced ah-sai-ee) are the fruits of acai palm trees, which are mostly grown in Brazil’s... read more

Lizzie’s Toasted Muesli

Easy delicious breakfast, that you can store for a month!    Ingredients 2-3 cups Quick Cook Oats 2 cups Bran 1-2 cups All Bran 2 cups Sunflower Seeds 2 cups Pumpkin Seeds 1 cups Linseed 1 cups Coconut Chips 1 cups Shredded Coconut 1 cups Almonds or Brazil nuts 1... read more

Traditional Greek Salad

A delicious and guilt-free Slice!    Ingredients 4 medium sized tomatoes 1 medium sized red onion 1 cucumber 200 g olives, stoned and quartered. 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 200g feta cheese 1 Tbsp fresh basil 1 Tbsp fresh mint Method... read more

Brain teasers

Brain teasers (May 2017)

1. A boy has as many sisters as brothers but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?
2. ‘I have ten or more daughters’, ‘I have less than ten daughters’, ‘I have at least one daughter’. If only one of these statements is true, how many daughters do I have?
3. I have streets but no sidewalks. I have towns but no houses. I have mountains but am all the same height. I have rivers and oceans but am completely dry. What am I?

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Brain teasers (March 2017)

1. I can be seen once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in a thousand years. What am I?
2. I’m found somewhere between the ground and the sky, I am always far in the distance, moving further away if you try to come closer. What am I?

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