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All posts by: Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio)

About Tanya Bell-Jenje (Msc physio)

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. From social participation to competing at the highest international level. Individual and … Continue reading

August 5, 2021 Another Category, Tanya Bell-Jenje BSc Physio (UCT) MSc Physio (WITS)

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. Prescribing Abdominal exercises can be overwhelming as there is such a wide range of options, all targeting specific areas of the abdomen, and not addressing the whole system. Let’s look at … Continue reading

July 23, 2021 Another Category, Tanya Bell-Jenje BSc Physio (UCT) MSc Physio (WITS)

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 … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Tanya Bell-Jenje BSc Physio (UCT) MSc Physio (WITS)

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 of previously described shoulder pathologies such as subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy, posterior impingement, biceps tendinopathy and bursal pathology. A common presentation is pain and/or weakness in the region of the shoulder, usually the mid-deltoid region, with the worst movement being … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow

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 we see in the over 35s. It is characterized by pain on the outside of the elbow, usually near the prominent bone (lateral epicondyle) where the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) tendon attaches, aggravated by gripping or wringing activities. This report … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow

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 muscles (Glute Medius, Minimus & Maximus) in order to improve hip control. They are often used as an early stage of rehabilitation after hip surgery to facilitate control around the femero‐acetabular region. The theory is that the external rotation moment assists … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 Hip

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 there is no relationship between abnormal posture and pain and dysfunction. Others, however (Kendall, 1992; Sahrmann 2002), have addressed & identified postural dysfunctions and how these change loading on weight bearing joints and affect the biomechanics and kinematics of the adolescent … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 Posture

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 knee has been associated with numerous musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. Research into the role that ankle dorsiflexion (DF) range of motion (ROM) play in lower limb kinematics is lacking. The objective of this cross-sectional, observational study was to investigate the relationship between ankle … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 Ankles & others
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