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The consequences of brushing off a minor injury...
From dancing/ jumping to walking from stage to stage to see different...
From dancing/ jumping to walking from stage to stage to see different acts at a music festival, you may sustain a minor injury that only causes some pain that you feel either in the moment or the next morning.Whether it be a rolled ankle or...
26/08/2019
Strengthening the Kinetic Chain for Injury Prevention...
It may come as a surprise to some when your physiotherapist prescribes exercises...
It may come as a surprise to some when your physiotherapist prescribes exercises for a different muscle than the one you are rehabilitating. The question is – why?The kinetic chain describes a way in which your body’s joints, muscles and nerves influence one another throughout motion. When...
23/08/2019
Are you suffering an injury from your footwear?...
Festival season is right around the corner! Here at Pivotal Motion, we...
Festival season is right around the corner! Here at Pivotal Motion, we thought it would be a good idea to list and describe three or more common injuries seen when wearing inappropriate footwear.Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition which affects the heel of your...
23/08/2019
How to best train for sports with obvious arm or...
There are a multitude of sports that have an obvious arm or leg...
There are a multitude of sports that have an obvious arm or leg dominance, and as such, maximising the ability of this dominant limb translates to excelling in this sport. It is important to remember that asymmetries are common in unilateral sports, and training for symmetry can often be...
26/07/2019
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