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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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