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 […]

30 Nov 2017

Travelling, A Real Pain!

With the holiday season coming up many of us (or at least the lucky ones) will be jet setting or travelling around the world. Unfortunately sitting for hours in cars, trains or on planes can often leave us feeling a bit worse for wear. Luckily, there are a handful of very simple exercises and tips […]

20 Oct 2017

The Seven Best Exercises For VMO Activation: Early Knee Rehab

Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) is one of four quadriceps muscles. Your VMO sits medially or on the inside of your thigh. Its primary function is to extend the knee. Structure: The VMO is a muscle located in the anterior (front) compartment of the thigh. The other three muscles that make up our quadriceps are the […]

1 Sep 2016

The Hunchback Of Corporate Life

Are you a desk-jockey who feels their poor sitting posture is turning them into the resident office hunch back? I like to call this posture the “Hunchback of corporate life”, but don’t worry you are definitely not alone if you feel like this! When you sit at a desk all day in one particular position, […]

11 Aug 2016

Abdominal Separation During Pregnancy (Diastasis Recti)

What is Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation? Diastasis Recti (DR) is the term used for the separation of the abdominal muscles via stretching of the connective tissues in the midline (linea alba) during pregnancy. What Causes it? Pregnancy is the most common cause of DR. Its a natural adaptation of the body in order to accommodate a […]

28 Jun 2016

Early Extension In Your Golf Swing?

What do we mean when we describe people having “Early Extension” in their golf swing? Well, “early extension” occurs when the hips and spine of a golfer start to straighten up too early, which can be seen when the pelvis moves closer to the ball on the downswing. Early extension causes the upper body to […]

2 Mar 2016

C-Posture in Golfers

What is C-Posture in a Golfer? C-Posture occurs when the shoulders and thoracic spine are slumped forward and there is a definitive roundness to the back from the tail-bone to the back of the neck. This posture can limit the player’s ability to rotate by dramatically reducing thoracic spine mobility. If the player fails to […]

1 Mar 2016

Does Your iPad Cause “Tablet-Neck”?

Portable technologies such as ipads/tablets have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Recent ergonomic research highlights a link between increased head and neck flexion (looking down!) and neck pain. Studies have shown that frequent tablet users tend to hold their head and neck in a flexed position (much more than that of desktop […]

29 May 2015

Running Shoes Q&A

Part 1: Let’s Start at the Beginning Do I even need a “running shoe” for running? Yes. Sure, you could run barefoot or in wooden clogs if you wanted to. And yes, the great Cliff Young did it in gumboots. But if you’d like to make jogging or running a regular thing, then you want […]

12 Apr 2015

Been Told You Have Under-Active Gluts?

We have all heard it from our Physio before; “Your gluts are under-active”. But what are these “gluts” and why do they seem so important? There are actually three Gluteal muscles: Maximus, Medius and Minimus. The Gluteus Maximus (GMx) is the largest of the three and is a major stabiliser and extender of the hip. […]