Archive for Tag: injury prevention

What the “Prehab”?

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

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To Stretch Or Not To Stretch?

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

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DO YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRE-SEASON?

To be ready for the physical demands of the football and rugby season, it is important to be able to not only perform at the required physical capacity but maintain this intensity throughout the season. The pre-season period is a crucial time for all sporting teams to develop the necessary physical attributes required to perform

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Everyone has the same 365 days – How to plan a training year

When planning a training year for your athlete, sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here. Periodisation assists in planning the long-term order and structure of the training year. The aim is to ensure the athlete achieves peak physical condition

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