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The Overhead Shoulder
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 10, 2023

The Overhead Shoulder

Shoulder pain affects 18-26% of adults in their lifetime, making it one of the most common regional pain syndromes. Risk of shoulder injury in the workplace increases especially with repetitive overhead work, heavy lifting, vibration and working in awkward positions.

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Rehabilitation in Sport. There is no ‘One size fits all’
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 5, 2021

Rehabilitation in Sport. There is no ‘One size fits all’

I was recently asked to give a 1-hour online talk on Rehabilitation in Sport. At first I wondered what to do with this topic. It’s so broad & ill-defined. There are so many different sports, so many different levels of competency and competition. There is no ‘One size fits all’ approach. But there are some key points to structure the best management and prescriptive rehabilitation program for each specific athlete.

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5 of my Favourite Abdominal Strengthening Exercises
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) July 23, 2021

5 of my Favourite Abdominal Strengthening Exercises

Optimal functioning of the muscles of the Abdominal Wall are essential for many daily tasks such as breathing, rotational activities and transference of loads. Let’s look at 5 of my favourite Abdominal exercises; ones that target the whole system and effectively work the ‘Core’, both the Upper as well as Lower Abdominals, and the Obliques.

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Simply the Thorax
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) June 8, 2021

Simply the Thorax

Better known as the big bit above the abdomen in a beetle, good quality research pertaining to the thoracic spine is in short supply, with most proposed managements and exercises being more prevalent on various social media platforms than in randomized controlled trials. Often described as a ‘Cinderella’ region (Heneghan et al, 2018) due to the sparsity of research compared to other regions of the spine, astute clinicians are realizing that this area has been under-explored and may be a silent contributor to various clinical presentations, both proximal and distal as well as visceral and neural.

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Rehabilitation Guidelines for an Open Latarjet
Author May 11, 2021

Rehabilitation Guidelines for an Open Latarjet

Ushala Misra (B.Physio) UKZN, Physiotherapist at BRH Physios Shoulder instability, particularly anterior instability affects 24…

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Scapular vs Glenohumeral Dysfunction: Which is the Chicken and which is the Egg?
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) November 20, 2020

Scapular vs Glenohumeral Dysfunction: Which is the Chicken and which is the Egg?

Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP) is an umbrella term for a wide variety…

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Elbow assessment 2020
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 4, 2020

Elbow assessment 2020

See the elbow assessment below: Download the Elbow Assessment Form

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VISA-G Questionnaire
Author February 12, 2020

VISA-G Questionnaire

This is the clinical and research version of the VISA-G It is a reliable…

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: Patient Info-graphic
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) February 12, 2020

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: Patient Info-graphic

This insertional degenerative tendon injury typically presents as pain on the side (lateral) or…

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - Recommended Exercises & Progressions.
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) February 12, 2020

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - Recommended Exercises & Progressions.

PART 2: In Part 1, we discussed the downsides to using the Clam exercises…

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Calf Pain - Differential Diagnosis
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) October 22, 2018

Calf Pain - Differential Diagnosis

Posterior Calf pain in runners is a recurring problem. In this article, we look…

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Tennis Elbow - Where we are in 2018 for the Best Management
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) September 20, 2018

Tennis Elbow - Where we are in 2018 for the Best Management

Tennis Elbow (or Lateral Epicondylagia) is one of the most common overload injuries that…

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Are you a Heavy Breather?
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) July 20, 2018

Are you a Heavy Breather?

When you are riding at pace, are you breathless and wheezing like a fish…

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Why is Cycling such a pain in the neck?
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) June 20, 2018

Why is Cycling such a pain in the neck?

Studies show that 45 per cent of cyclists suffer from chronic neck pain, which…

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The problems with the Clam Exercise: An Emphasis on Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome 2018 Update
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) May 20, 2018

The problems with the Clam Exercise: An Emphasis on Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome 2018 Update

Traditionally, the Clam exercise & the Figure 4 are used to strengthen the hip…

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The 'SWAY BACK' posture: Identification, correction and its effect on injuries and sports performance
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) January 20, 2018

The 'SWAY BACK' posture: Identification, correction and its effect on injuries and sports performance

Posture and Postural Types are a source of constant debate, with some authors saying…

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The association between loss of ankle dorsiflexion range of movement, and hip adduction and internal rotation during a step down test
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) December 20, 2017

The association between loss of ankle dorsiflexion range of movement, and hip adduction and internal rotation during a step down test

A pattern of excessive hip adduction and internal rotation with medial deviation of the…

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The Groovi-SI-Belt: Info for the practitioner
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) September 6, 2017

The Groovi-SI-Belt: Info for the practitioner

Over the past 15 years, the use of a Pelvic compression belt has become…

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Cross-Training is Essential to Improve Performance
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) July 20, 2017

Cross-Training is Essential to Improve Performance

So often you’ll read that spending time in the saddle gives you well shaped…

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Your Ankles Matter
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) March 20, 2017

Your Ankles Matter

Reduced flexibility in cyclists predisposes to hip and knee injuries. In recent years, a…

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Don't Back Down
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) November 20, 2016

Don't Back Down

Cyclists are vulnerable to lower back pain, but you can protect yourself by working…

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Hot Under The Collar
Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio) August 20, 2016

Hot Under The Collar

Visualise a cyclist crashing and you’re bound to picture an outstretched arm trying to…

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Glutes Medius Facilitation using Kinesio Taping in the treatment of Chronic Lliotibial Bond Syndrome
Author May 20, 2016

Glutes Medius Facilitation using Kinesio Taping in the treatment of Chronic Lliotibial Bond Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is one of the leading overuse injuries in runners (Taunton et al, 2002; Ferber et al, 2010).Despite its prevalence, few studies regarding biomechanics have been done and little is known about its aetiology (Noehren et al, 2007).

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