Its important when embarking on your first snow trip, or going back to the snow for the first time in a while, to understand which muscles you will be using and preparing them for the impact of the snow! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, peach schnapps, powdery (or slushy) white snow. In Australia it is a […]
Joseph Humbertus Pilates, born in 1880, was one of the first to explain imbalance theories within the body. He believed that when someone was injured, it was because there were imbalances present within the body and its normal patterns of movement. Through Pilates exercises, these imbalances could be corrected and as a result, the injured […]
As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]
If you have made it through the winter sport season without ‘doing a hammy’ well done! Hamstring strains are not only one of the most common injuries in sports that involve kicking or fast running but also have the highest recurrence rate. Most injuries to the hamstrings happen when they are working to decelerate the […]
What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are often used at the end stage of your rehabilitation to prepare you for your final return to sport. These exercises combine strength and speed to provide the ‘explosiveness’ required for many sporting activities, for example to increase the power of a soccer kick or the force of a […]
Neural mobility is an important aspect of flexibility, and may be what’s holding you back from improving your flexibility. Often that feeling of “tightness” or muscle tension we feel can actually be related to tension in our nerves (Neural Tension) rather than muscles.
These words are often discussed on the sports field, at the Physiotherapy clinic or over the water-cooler at the office: but just what is the difference between these structures and what is it that they actually do?
No, it’s not some bizarre party trick! If you’ve ever sprained your ankle or had a knee injury, your Physio is likely to have made you do this at some stage during your treatment. The reason for this is to retrain your proprioception. So what does this mean and why is it important?