Listening to your body (injury prevention)

If you are the typical Type-A personality then it can be difficult to adjust to the different mentality of not pushing yourself all the time. Sometimes a yoga session, an easy ride, or even just a total rest altogether (shock!) is just what the body needs to recover and to ensure you don’t end up in a big hole with an injury just around the corner.

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Concussion, what is it?

Concussion What is Concussion? Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) It can be defined as a head injury with a brief loss of brain function which can cause physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms. Concussion can occur with or without loss of consciousness. It occurs when the body or head receives an impact causing the brain to shake inside the skull. The impact damages and stretches the brain cells causing them to release Read more…

Myofascia – our own knitted body cardigan & how to use your foam roller

Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that Read more…

Mobility and falls prevention.

Older individuals show lower rates of movement and lower peak ankle moment when compared with young adults. As strength declines with age (due to muscular, tendinous and neural alterations), leg muscle strength could be the limiting factor in preventing a fall.

Patellofemoral Pain

This is one of the most common conditions I see as a sports physiotherapist in my clinic. Patients generally describe a deep ache in the front of the knee. It is often felt ‘underneath’ the patella (kneecap). The pain is generally worse with activity which requires repeated knee flexion. Activities which make the pain worse include walking up or down stairs or hills, squatting and sitting for prolonged periods with the knee bent. The good Read more…

Running Gait

Gait is the way in which we move our whole body from A to B. Most often this is done by walking and running. Gait analysis is used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanic abnormalities, and then how to correct these. What are Biomechanic Abnormalities?Being able to move in an efficient way is important in reducing the risk of injuries. Having joints allowing sufficient movement and muscles able to provide Read more…