Simply, yes. Lifting weights isn’t just a case of moving load from A to B. We have to consider the specific actions of the muscle group/target tissue during movement. Let’s consider the muscles of the rotator cuff. Their job is to decelerate the humerus during shoulder tasks, such that much of their loading comes during […]
We love it when our patients tell other people all about what we do and think that they should be rewarded for doing so. If you are a current patient, every time you refer a new patient to us you will receive a £10 discount on your next 45 minutes or 1 hour follow up […]
Does this look like how you sit at your desk? Many injuries that we see in the clinic are driven by poor daily behaviours, & the work environment is a major culprit. For example, a large portion of our office worker patient population complain of neck and/or headache symptoms. You can see the “forward chin […]
Have you done your hip flexor strength work today? Learn why hip flexor strength is important in the fight to reduce pain and improve performance.
Breathing is important and you should practice it more often… This video from @owaindoull perfectly highlights just how hard our breathing mechanism is working under exercise stress. You can also see how many times per minute we are engaging that mechanism. Important to note how his whole rib cage is expanding, rather than just pushing […]
We are often implementing hamstring rehabilitation programmes for our patients. But what if we were preventative about hamstring injuries as well? Studies have shown that, during running gait, hamstring are under large stress in the terminal swing phase (before the transition to foot contact). During this phase they are contracting eccentrically (lengthening under tension) to […]
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) – commonly referred to as ‘Shin Splints’ – is pain along the medial side (inside) of the tibia (shin), commonly affecting athletes who’s sport/activity involves running and jumping. MTSS is the most prevalent lower leg injury in the active population, and is the most common lower limb complaint that we see in clinic. But why do we get it, and what can we do about it?
DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – is caused by microtrauma to muscles following excessive or unaccustomed exercise, especially if there is an eccentric (muscle contraction whilst lengthening) component. There follows an inflammatory response causing swelling, altered muscle firing patterns, and pain, and therefore overall dysfunction of the muscle(s). These symptoms typical occur over […]