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Why is load increase important to get shoulder ready for...
Like most of our body tissues, especially our musculoskeletal system, preparation is important...
Like most of our body tissues, especially our musculoskeletal system, preparation is important before any sporting season or tournament. This is because it prevents the onset of injuries, a concept which is particularly important for the shoulder joint. Shoulders are delicate structures owing to their natural anatomy.  The glenohumeral...
01/07/2019
Is symmetry all that important for performance?...
Most sports have a degree of asymmetry. Take baseball and cricket for example...
Most sports have a degree of asymmetry. Take baseball and cricket for example - throwers in these sports have a dominant arm. This arm will undergo repetition and a higher volume of training. This can lead the throwing arm developing stronger movement patterns and muscles. Whilst is it a...
01/07/2019
Scapular Stability Importance...
To get the shoulder ready for common summer sports like cricket and baseball,...
To get the shoulder ready for common summer sports like cricket and baseball, it is important address the all-important shoulder blade or scapula. The scapula forms the base of the upper limb and stability in this area dictates how the upper limb functions. When there is a deficit...
01/07/2019
Beating the Mid-Winter Exercise Blues...
Bang smack in the middle of winter, July often brings about the common...
Bang smack in the middle of winter, July often brings about the common mid-winter blues. We start off so motivated with exercising at the beginning of the year but find ourselves lacking energy when the temperature drops, and we see less of the sun. Part of experiencing the...
01/07/2019
How to know if you are wearing a well-fitted bra...
The need for a well-fitting brassiere during sport and physical activity is becoming...
The need for a well-fitting brassiere during sport and physical activity is becoming more and more important as research investigates the matter. Whilst the medical implications of excessive breast motion and resultant breast pain are yet to be examined, the fact that pain is apparent suggests that some damage...
13/06/2019
Is it time to do a deload week?...
It is common knowledge that we exercise to improve our physical and...
It is common knowledge that we exercise to improve our physical and mental health. We achieve these goals through a variety of training methods. One of the important characteristics of a training program is the TRAINING LOAD. In essence, training load is determined by...
28/05/2019
The Injury Hump...
The rehabilitation process of an injury can be challenging for several reasons....
The rehabilitation process of an injury can be challenging for several reasons. Whilst getting past the initial pain and discomfort and working with your physiotherapist to achieve pre-injury function is essential, there is a period of time prior to returning to sport that must be...
28/05/2019
In-season Gym Maintenance for the Footy Player...
Image courtesy of Brothers Rugby Club Most of our sporting population in the clinic...
Image courtesy of Brothers Rugby Club Most of our sporting population in the clinic are our footy players. Rugby is a gruelling sport challenging many aspects of fitness – cardiovascular fitness, balance, endurance, strength, plyometrics and mobility.  Our focus topic this month is on in season maintenance so this blog...
21/05/2019
Our tips for in-season body maintenance during the sporting season...
With the winter season upon us, our focus in the clinic shifts...
With the winter season upon us, our focus in the clinic shifts yet again to athlete maintenance. Proper maintenance of our sporting clientele leads to effective injury prevention and consequently more game time. Here are our top tips on maintenance during the sporting season: Maintain mobility We need...
21/05/2019