24
Jan

Plyometrics: What are They?

I’m sure that at one point we have all heard the word “plyometrics” whether that was via a viral TikTok video, Instagram reel or one of your friends recommending you include it in your next workout, but what exactly are they? What are Plyometrics? Plyometrics simply put, are short intense bursts of activities that target…

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09
Dec

Low Back Pain Facts

Back pain remains one of the largest sources of pain, dysfunction and overall burden on health care system in the world. We know that 80% of the general population will experience some form of debilitating back pain during their lives. It is understood that some of our long held beliefs as a society around back…

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06
Jan

Re-injury rates following ACLR remain high!

Re-injury rates following ACLR remain alarmingly high. This cohort study (Faltstrom et al, 2021) adds to the abundance of evidence that those who undergo ACLR and return to sport continue to be at a far greater risk of future knee injury.   68% of the female football players that had an ACLR reported a further…

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10
Feb

Tendinopathy Truths

Tendinopathy- refers to a breakdown of collagen within a tendon tissue and a failed healing response. The term tendinopathy is a generic descriptor of the clinical conditions ( both pain and pathological characteristics) associated with overuse in and around tendons.     1.Rest is not the answer! Whilst relative rest (avoidance of aggravating factors), modification…

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15
Jul

AirBands- The future of BFR training is here!

Blood flow restriction training (BFR) involves reducing blood flow to the exercising muscles through the application of specially designed cuffs.  The cuffs are inflated to the point where blood flow is impaired partially in the limbs, subsequent blood pooling in the limb, leads to increase in metabolic waste build up, leading to a cascade of…

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04
Jun

Muscle Injuries

Many of you would be familiar with figure 1 below, that is the classical way that a muscle injury has been described during injury reports on the local sports coverage. ‘What grade is it?’ is a common question you will hear when you tell someone they have a muscle injury (tear). This classification system, can…

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