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The Achilles tendon attaches the gastrocnemius, the soleus and plantaris muscles to the calcaneus. It is one of the longest and thickest tendons in the body and is a powerful plantar flexor of the foot and ankle.
Sports-related head injuries and concussion can be difficult to assess and manage.
Gout is one of the most common forms of acute arthritis, particularly among Māori and Pacific men as well as older people on diuretic therapy. While acute gout is reasonably well managed, prevention of long term gout and its complications, tophi, skin ulceration, chronic joint damage, renal and cardiovascular disease is not.
Acute knee injuries are common, especially in sports that involve twisting movements and sudden changes of direction such as netball, football, basketball and skiing.
Shoulder instability is a relatively common injury. The incidence of traumatic shoulder instability in the athletic population is approximately two times greater than in the general population, especially amongst those involved in contact or overhead sports.
Shoulder injuries are common in primary care and can be difficult to correctly diagnose and manage. The shoulder is a mobile joint and vulnerable to injury from sport, falls, and overhead work.
The term “female athlete triad” has been used for several decades to describe an association between disordered eating, an irregular menstrual cycle and impaired bone health.
Patellofemoral pain is a common presentation in primary care. It is most commonly seen in those below the age of forty years; however, it can affect people of all ages and activity levels. In adolescents, the onset of pain can coincide with periods of accelerated growth, while in older patients it often co-exists with degenerative joint changes.
This course contains some information that you will be familiar with as well as new information in light of emerging scientific evidence in nutrition and changing dietary guidelines for nutrition education.
As the global population ages, macular degeneration (MD), also called age-related macular degeneration, is becoming an important public health issue. Increasing resources are being directed at better understanding the disease and the development of new therapeutic options.

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