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 […]
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 […]
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 […]