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What is Vertigo?

Whenever the word ‘vertigo’ gets thrown around, there seems to always be a person who starts talking about this mystery balance system in your inner ear. What are they talking about? Let me explain. Vertigo is the specific symptom that describes the sensation of either the room spinning around you, or you spinning within a […]

Concussion Management – Baseline testing

For many years now, athletes who suffer concussions have been cleared for a return to sport once their clinical symptoms have subsided. However, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2017) refers to recent literature suggesting physiological deficits in the brain may outlast the period of clinical symptoms. This is of great importance, as […]

Concussion

What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes biochemical imbalances within brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure […]

Avoiding injury in the New Year: Part 2

Don’t let an injury stop you from achieving your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS in 2019   If you haven’t read Part 1 in this series then click here 3. Recovery: Allow muscles to ‘pick up the pieces’ before going again When your muscles get put under stress from resistance training, chemical changes occur within the tissue […]

Avoiding injury in the New Year: Part 1

Don’t let an injury stop you from achieving your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS in 2019 The festive season is indeed a happy time of year: office has shut-up shop, perpetual celebrations with colleagues and family alike, indulging both quality and quantity of typical Christmas cuisines and beverages.  Like many, your exercise routine  has also deployed an […]

Warm-Up Routines

Integrating a warm-up with physical activity has been shown to be beneficial for both performance and injury prevention. While knowing a warm-up can have positive effects, it is important to know what to include in your warm-up. Static stretching prior to exercise is commonly used as a warm-up technique in many sports, however research has […]

The importance of rest & recovery

Rest is important for the body to recover, but what does recovery actually mean and how often and how much is necessary? The purpose of training is to overload the body in order to stimulate improvements in muscular strength and endurance. However, continuing to load the body without adequate rest will lead to overtraining and […]

Don’t push through wrist pain

What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis involves inflammation and irritation of two of the tendons that move the thumb (the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus). It typically presents as pain at the base of the thumb and wrist which usually comes on gradually over time. Pain is worsened by activities that […]

Interval training for runners

Any run over five minutes is highly reliant on the aerobic system. Therefore regular aerobic runs (commonly known as ‘tempo runs’) during the week and the long slow weekend run are critical for improving performance.  However these runs won’t develop your muscular strength or speed and can become very monotonous. For this reason interval sessions […]

Abdominal & Core Strength Rehabilitation Post-Partum

The female body undergoes amazing changes during pregnancy and birthing. The abdominals in particular undergo significant changes in length and strength due to the growing foetus, connective tissue softening associated with pregnancy hormones and changes in physical activity during pregnancy. As a result, many women post-partum have deficits in their core strength and abdominal function, […]

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