This topic is one that hits close to home for me, and not because I have sustained an injury of this nature myself – my close friend and cricket captain has sustained an ACL injury recently. He was under a high ball which was swirling, spinning fast through the air, and had to make a
You may have heard of the term rehabilitation, which refers to the process of restoring normal function, health and movement after an injury or surgery. This probably brings up images of ice, crutches and walking frames, a bunch of physios and nurses to aid someone in their recovery. But have you heard of the buzzword
To Stretch or not to Stretch? That is the question. Stretching has been one of the ‘go to’ treatments for physios, doctors and just about anyone who knows anything about anything since just about forever. I can’t count the number of clients I see who tell me they’ve tried to fix their problems by just
Applying Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) into your youth sport programs is crucial for their long-term skill, strength & fitness development. First things first; we need to acknowledge that children and adolescents do not develop at the same rate. Males and females of the same age will have varying rates of growth, physical fitness
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS is a normal part of training and competition and often a welcome sensation for some. DOMS can be a nasty surprise upon waking the day after exercise, and the day after that, and the day after that….. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is exercise related muscle pain that occurs
Have you ever rolled your ankle? Well who hasn’t? Rolled it more than once? Probably. Ankle sprains are common, they account for up to 34% of all sporting injuries and about 80% of all ankle injuries. Most ankle sprains are mild, so the common treatment thought can be “walk it off, it’ll be ‘right”. This
Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse conditions of the foot that accounts for up to 15% of foot and ankle conditions seen by Health Professionals. The Plantar Fascia is the strong fibrous tendon made from collagen that attaches from the bottom of your heel to the balls of your feet, and is important in the mechanics of walking, running, jumping, and landing.