August 5, 2019

Weak calf muscles lead to tendonopathy which weakens the tendon increasing the risk of a tendon rupture.

April 8, 2019

The Pain

Pain in the front of your shoulder may be a proximal (close to the torso) bicep tendon issue. If you feel pain when pushing open doors, picking up heavy items or doing press-ups/bench press in the gym then it may well be the biceps tendon. This is an injury tha...

January 16, 2019

How common is it?

Rotator cuff tear is a common injury (classified as a disease) that many affects almost 1 in 4 of us over 50 years old and 1 in 4 over 20 years old. So it is a very common disease. Despite this many people having tears, only 1 in 3 are symptomatic, thi...

January 10, 2019

Injury prevention in 2019 is my biggest goal! If I can help even 1 person to not get injured this year I’ll be over the moon! My theory revolves around 2 main concepts, firstly that you need to be conditioned and prepared to play your sport. Secondly, recovery is a vit...

December 28, 2018

In high school I went on a snowboarding trip to France which was an awesome time. On the last day I fell on the slopes and broke my right wrist, being right handed I knew straight away the impact this was going to have. I was in unforgettable pain and don’t remember be...

December 11, 2018

What is it?

Dynamic stretching is a form of stretching that utilises rapid movements which pull the muscle into its end range. Unlike static stretching it is not held here but allowed to fall back, or lowered back to the starting position and the cycle continues. A comm...

December 7, 2018

What is it?

Static stretching is one of the techniques used to increase flexibility and help our muscles relax. It is one of the most widely used types of stretching for its simplicity and lack of things that can go wrong.

How is it done?

It is performed by taking a muscl...

November 8, 2018

Purpose

The knee to wall test is an easy way to check your ankle dorsiflexion range of motion, or lack of it. Requiring only you and a wall it is a practical and reliable way of measuring. I use the knee to wall test with a lot of clients because it is a common area of...

November 7, 2018

Following an injury, the surrounding muscles go into a protective spasm, preventing movement and effectively becoming tight and shorter in length. This reduces how much you can move the joint these muscles act over. This is known as a reduction in your range of motion...

September 8, 2018

In short, a massage will not ‘fix’ the muscle, but it will allow your body to recover from the damage quicker than rest alone. This is done by increasing the speed at which the body removes the waste from muscle damage effectively stopping the muscle leakage from suffo...

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