4 Dec 2018

The Two Best Hamstring Strengthening Exercises

Hamstring strains are the most common sporting injury ever period. If you’re recovering from a strain or your hamstring feels a bit dodgy then depending on your stage of rehab you will need to strengthen it before getting back to your chosen sport. Here’s two great exercises to get you your hamstring firing again. The […]

3 Dec 2018

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

“My foot is sore and difficult to walk on, should get an x-ray?” I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had this question as a whether it’s at the clinic or friends asking over dinner or at the pub. Foot pain is really frustrating because it’s easily aggravated by your everyday activities. But on […]

2 Dec 2018

Top Three Cardio exercises With A Lower Limb Injury

Top Three Cardio exercises With A Lower Limb Injury

If you have an injury to your leg it can be really frustrating not being able to exercise the way you want to. If you have an ankle, knee or hip joint or muscle injury, it can seem like all your regular cardio workouts are off the table. And there’s good reason for this as […]

22 Aug 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Summer is fast approaching and, as the adage goes…Sun’s out, guns out. Your biceps are an important feature in any body-building physique and men especially have been fascinated with their biceps for thousands of years (see all ancient Greek statues ever built). But what exactly is this all important muscle and what is it’s functional […]

21 Aug 2018

Free Weights Versus Machine Weights

Free Weights Versus Machine Weights

As a Physio I’m often asked which one is better: free weights or machine weights? The answer invariably depends on your fitness goals and your level of gym experience. However, with a few caveats, I would say that free weights trumps machine weights overall. Here’s why. For the majority of people, the three main advantages […]

6 Jun 2018

Best Treatment For Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal Tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain over the outside of your hip. Previously thought to be caused by inflammation from the tendons we now know that it is primarily caused by degeneration of your gluteal tendons most often due to repetitive overloading, or, when the load being applied to the tendon is too great for […]

11 May 2018

When Should I Worry About My Lower Back Pain?

When Should I Worry About My Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain can be a really frustrating condition that can range from a mild niggle to 10/10 pain. There are many causes of lower back pain, and it can be hard to tell when it’s ‘serious’ and when it’s not. The simple answer to whether your back pain is serious is – if in […]

10 May 2018

The Best Warm-Up Exercises To Prevent Soccer Injuries

Most soccer players know that they can’t start a soccer game cold. Warm-ups are essential to preventing injury and playing your best game on the field. But what are the best exercises to do before a soccer game? How do you know specifically what drills and exercises are going to help prevent injuries? Over the […]

30 Apr 2018

What Is A Bruise?

What Is A Bruise?

You’ve been experiencing these colourful splotches since you were that over-excited kid in the sand pit all those years ago, but what actually is a bruise? A bruise results from trauma to small blood vessels in your body called capillaries. The impact causes these capillaries to break and the blood they carry to be leaked […]

27 Mar 2018

How Can I Improve My Balance?

How Can I Improve My Balance?

Many of us spend a lot of time training strength, endurance, flexibility or our fitness. However training our balance is often something we overlook. People often assume that balance is something that you’re simply born with or not. However balance is trainable just like strength. Improving your balance also has many benefits including –       Reducing the […]