People have been riding bikes since the 1800s, however in recent years the number of people cycling, has surged. No longer is it an elite competitive sport, it’s now a worldwide, mass-participation activity. It’s not just a means of getting you from A to B or the fact that it’s an opportunity that’s available to […]
Strength training forms the basis of rehabilitation programmes, and quite rightly! Being able to produce force and control load has a positive impact on the treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries, as well as improving functional outcomes for patients. However, just giving a patient “strength training” – without understanding the goal and the relationship of the […]
We’re told regularly that we should do more mobility training during the day but why, and how? Improving our daily mobility habits benefits our posture as joints have more space in which to move and our awareness of the world around us improves. This has a global effect on our general aches and pains, especially […]
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 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 […]