27 Oct 2017

Did You Just Call Me Fat? Fat Pad Impingement

Patella fat pad impingement can be a frustrating injury for patients as it is easily aggravated and can tend to linger. As the name would suggest it involves the fat pad which lies just below and under the kneecap (patella). It can be an extremely uncomfortable injury as the fat pad is one of the most innervated […]

3 Jun 2017

The How To Of Handstands And Handstand Push Ups

Handstands are a very unnatural movement and are rarely performed except in the CrossFit and gymnastics realms. The main goal is to have enough strength in the shoulders to do a freestanding handstand and of course a free-stand handstand push up. BUT this takes a lot practice with the right amount of strength, stability and […]

24 Aug 2016

Plyometric Training: Friend Or Foe? 

Plyometric training is a style of training that involves maximum muscle exertion for maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power through improving strength and speed. Plyometrics is also commonly referred to as “plyos” or “jump training” and is commonly used amongst the elite athlete population to improve their performance. […]

2 Jul 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART THREE

In this blog, the most recent evidence and expert opinion surrounding running retraining considerations for iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), patellar tendinopathy, and proximal hamstring tendinopathy, will be discussed. Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) Some experts advocated the use of running retraining for ITBFS and recommended strategies including: Reducing hip adduction and internal rotation i.e. […]

11 Sep 2015

Mechanics of a BURPEE

If you have ever done a circuit class or boot-camp, you are likely to be familiar with the “Burpee”. It is loved by personal trainers worldwide as it is a great exercise for building power, cardiovascular endurance and it uses nearly all of the muscles in your body. The classic burpee can be broken into 4 steps: […]

22 Jun 2015

How Healthy Is Your Sleeping Position?

Everyone has their preferred sleeping posture but is yours causing you more harm than good? During the day we aim to be conscious of the way we sit and move, however are we making sure that our bodies are resting in the right position at night? It is widely known that sleeping in a position which maintains […]

29 Jan 2015

Squatting For Life

Squats are a full-body compound exercise which means they work across multiple joints and muscles including your hips, knees and ankles, as well as the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. More importantly, they are a great functional movement we do every day of our lives whether you are in the gym, or at home picking up […]

28 Dec 2011

The Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation Program to Prevent ACL Injuries

So here are the nuts and bolts of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation Pep Program to help prevent ACL damage during sport. The key to the program is its emphasis on correct technique and posture especially making sure the knee, hip and foot are all in alignment. Also remember is all about-soft landings! Lots […]

29 Nov 2011

Pillow Talk

Patients often ask me which type of pillow they should be using. Pillow choice is very important, not only affecting how well you sleep, but also how you feel when you wake up in the morning. Today there are so many different types of pillows on the market, with varying price tags, it’s hard to […]

14 Nov 2011

5 Little Things You Can Do To Help Your Neck

There are a million good and bad things for your neck and it can be confusing to work out what helps and what doesn’t, when you have neck or back pain.  Often the cause of your issue is something small or easily avoided/fixed.  Today, I’m throwing out a few things that you can try if […]