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Recovery in sport (and why it’s important)

During exercise, the body experiences micro-damage to tissue, inflammation, accumulation of metabolic waste products, reduced fuel stores and neural fatigue. Although these implications sound detrimental, they are in fact a necessary process as long as rest and recovery takes place afterwards. When we allow ourselves sufficient recovery time, it ensures that we restore both physiological […]

Exercise During Pregnancy (Ante-Natal Exercise)

Appropriate exercise during pregnancy has many fantastic benefits, including: Preventing and managing pregnancy related conditions such as low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse; Preparing yourself for labour and childbirth; Maintaining good baseline fitness to enhance recovery after the birth; and Preparing you for the physical challenges of life with a […]

World Spinning Vertigo

What is Vertigo? For those of you who have vertigo, you know that it is one of the most off-putting, uncomfortable, and wholly miserable conditions that one could imagine. It is usually defined as a sensation of spinning, where you are still – but the world spins or moves around you. For those of you […]

Run Smarter To Run Faster

Runners are well aware that training load increases have to be gradual, otherwise they are at risk of injury. To become a faster runner, the load must be increased in order to encourage adaptation, however not be so high that the tissue becomes overloaded resulting in an injury. Runners clearly struggle to find this sweet […]

The Throwing Shoulder

Throwing puts enormously high stress on the shoulder at high velocities. In fact, rotation during throwing, or more specifically pitching, is the fastest human movement recorded. Sports that involve repetitive amounts of throwing, often have high shoulder injury rates. One study in baseball reported that 28% of all injuries in professional pitchers were shoulder related. […]

Strength Training For Runners

I see many runners in the clinic and more running injuries than I would like to! These injured runners are often lean and very fit, though are often quite weak in their major running muscles. They may have developed excellent cardiovascular fitness with all the running they have managed to get in over the past […]

Heat Up Your Golf Swing

Warm up? There are still many golfers who do not adequately warm up and cool down before and after a round of golf or a practice session[i]. There are studies that show that effective warm up routines can improve your golf swing and club head speed which has a strong correlation to an increase in […]

Train Harder And Smarter

Does your body keep breaking down with ‘niggles’ when you start training or exercising? A smarter approach to training will help reduce the risk of injury and allow you to train harder.  When someone with a sports injury presents to a Physiotherapy clinic, part of the Physiotherapist’s role is to assess the injury, the impairments […]

Treating TMD: Don’t Suffer Through Jaw Pain

Your jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to your skull and work by using muscles, ligaments, capsule and a disc.  Each component contributes to the smooth operation of your jaw.  As a result your jaw is one of the most active, powerful and complex joints in your body.  It moves up to 2000 […]

Achilles Tendinopathy: Lighten The Load

The achilles tendon connects the calf to the foot and plays a major role in propulsion as well as energy absorption during walking, running and jumping.  Pain commonly occurs when the tendon is exposed to an unaccustomed load which can often be the result of: A sudden increase in training Biomechanical failure causing increased work at […]

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