22 Feb 2018

The Two Most Common Mistakes When Squatting

Squatting is one of the best whole body functional movements that works virtually every muscle. You know this because gym junkies, “instagram guru’s”, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and physiotherapists alike have been singing the benefits of this all encompassing compound movement for years. If you’re reading this blog we don’t need to sell it to […]

7 Jan 2018

As An Athlete Should You Use Ice On The Sidelines Before Returning To Play?

I previously worked with a rugby team and it wasn’t too uncommon to have players ice problem areas, and back up between halves or different games, before going back on the field. Did it effect their performance? A systematic review was completed in 2011 and published in the Journal of Sports Medicine in 2012 which reviewed […]

5 Jan 2018

To Lunge Or Not To Lunge?

Lunges are an extremely diverse exercise as there are so many different variations of lunges that help you target different muscles. Squats and lunges both target your gluteal, quadricep and hamstring muscles but lunges have the benefit of being a single leg exercise which develop your single leg stability more. Lunges require greater stabilisation so […]

6 Dec 2017

Shoulder Pain! Have I Torn My Rotator Cuff?

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) that surrounds the Glenohumeral joint in your shoulder. The Glenohumeral joint is the joint that connects your humerus (upper arm bone) to your scapula (shoulder blade) via a ball and socket joint. To enable a large range of motion at […]

28 May 2017

Different Types Of Pull-Ups

What are Pull-Ups? Are they safe? Are you ready for them? Pull ups, kip ups, butterflies, muscle ups, what actually are these and are you ready to perform them safely? There are several different types of pull-ups that have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the ever-growing following and enthusiasm for functional training or […]

22 Jan 2017

CrossFit: How Risky Is It And How Do We Prevent CrossFit Injury?

CrossFit is a type of exercise where the programs involve constant variability of high-intensity functional movements with the goal of optimising physical proficiency across a number of domains including: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. While all exercise and sport can create injury, it seems that CrossFit […]

30 Sep 2016

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains involve the injury to the ligaments that are located just above your ankle joint, opposed to the more common lower ankle sprain that occurs to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle. These ligaments connect your shin bone (tibia) to the outer ankle/leg bone (fibula). The connective tissue connecting this joint together is known as your syndesmosis. The syndesmosis […]

2 Sep 2016

Should We Brace Ourselves For This?

The challenge with treating low back pain, as with many other types of pain, is that there is not one-size-fits-all advice because everyone is different. There is no perfect exercise for everyone, and no wonder drug. Nor is there a cure-all mattress at your local furniture store. Bottom line: There is no magic cure. However, […]

12 Aug 2016

Hip Dysfunction For The Squat

Is your desk job limiting your hip mobility? Or even worse is your hip mobility limiting the depth of your squat? There is an abundance of research out there saying that sitting time is one of the largest negative contributors to our health. But how is your sitting time affecting your ability to perform a […]

12 Oct 2015

My Scan Showed I Have Arthritis. Is It Really ‘Bone On Bone’?

We’ve heard it before – people might assume that if a scan shows any sign of arthritis that their joints are down to ‘bone on bone’, but what does that really mean? The cartilage in our joints, although designed to absorb shock and load, unfortunately doesn’t heal well. In arthritis, the cartilage first becomes dehydrated […]