Rugby is a competitive sport, players place an incredible demand on their anatomical structures. As we have seen from this World Cup, injuries are not uncommon. In this months blog we will discuss the most common injuries sustained by the players, how to prevent them and how to treat them.
It seems glaringly obvious, yet the medical profession have only recently begun to deeply investigate the role of exercise and health. Most of us see exercise as a chore or as a way to keep the pounds off, but what if I told you that it was the key to physical & mental health?
Third World Squatting is being described as the single most valuable tool in unlocking athletic performance but its benefits do not stop there
This time of year we see a few skiing injuries in the clinic. Some injuries can not be helped, but others can. Why not get ski fit ready for the slopes to help prevent aches, pains and injuries when out on your ski trip! You can then look forward to having an awesome time!!
"Give yourself a break, you have been expecting a lot, but rest assured your body will be adapting to this overload."
A simple change may be trying a new pair of shoes or mixing up the sequence of your gym routine.
I was watching England play Colombia in the world cup the other night and towards the end of the main game and in extra time noticed that a fair few players were going down with cramp. This is not uncommon, especially when a match reaches extra time, but it made me think of clients and athletes in the past who I have seen and I wanted to shared my experiences with you.
Are you pregnant and experiencing pain in your gluteal area (AKA your bum)? Often this is misdiagnosed as sciatica, or dismissed as the normal aches and pains of pregnancy, when it is in fact a common condition of pregnancy known as PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN. Treatment IS available for this condition, so if you are experiencing pain then do seek help from a women's health physiotherapist.
Do you want to know how to avoid back and neck pain sitting at your desk? Then read on........
How safe is exercise during pregancy, what type and intensity is it safe to exercise and the benefits associated with exercise during pregnancy
My legs feel tight, and I keep stretching, but it doesn't seem to help, am I missing something? Am I going to do any damage by carry on stretching, or should I just be stretching more? This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions that crops up in our clinic discussions with our clients and the answer (unfortunately) isn't simple...but can at least be a little simplified.
The Office Workout, perfect to get you moving to manage and prevent shoulder, neck and back pain
The Gluteal muscles are the biggest and most powerful muscles in our bodies but most of us do not use them in our every day life activities due to prolonged sitting/driving and therefore they become weak and deconditioned. If our glutes are not working hard enough then injuries can occur as forces are sent down to the lower limbs loading the musculature into our legs and changing alignment.
Staying injury free and completing a training program that gradually increases your running distance is crucial for marathon training. To avoid injury your body needs to be stay flexible and strong to cope with the demands of your training. There are a few simple tests you can do yourself at home to make sure your body is marathon fit.
Christmas is a great time to be enjoyed and celebrated but leading up to Christmas can be stressful. Read our 4 tips on a hassle stress free Christmas
Growing injuries- Advice to Parents
Drills are a great way to improve strength, control and improve posture. They work well as part of a training routine to improve efficiency and running form, they also work well as part of warming up for a race to activate key muscle groups.
Read on if you want to find out why you get injured and more importantly how to avoid getting injured in the first place!!
The Benefits of regular Sports Massage
"Runners Knee" or Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common running injuries Read here to find out more...
Converted to midfoot-forefoot running? Everything's going well until you start increasing speed and distance, then encounter foot pain
Why do we get injured?
Trigger points are complex and are often associated with lack of sleep, emotional disturbances aswell as injury and overuse. So how may this affect you?
We explain what Kinesiology tape is (K-Tape) and how it is used for treatment of injuries and rehabilitation of athletes.