During an appointment at Performance Sports Therapy we are able to make meaningful changes in how you move and feel. Unfortunately these changes do not always ‘stick’. It isn’t that unusual to get told by people that they felt great for 2 to 3 days and then they stiffened up again. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about because of the reasons why you are feeling tight are not what you might think.
It’s that time of year again and New Year resolutions are being discussed to death, everyone is posting on Facebook what they are going to achieve this year. Everyone is asking you what resolutions have you made for 2017, what goals do you have, what PB’s are you going to break etc, etc, etc.
We take about 20,000 breaths a day so breathing well can help us in a lot of different ways. We see many people in the clinic and a common thread would be an inability to breathe with full, deep, slow and relaxing manner and yet they never attribute this in any way to why they may be in pain.
Many of us have experienced knee pain at some point in time but it usually doesn’t last long and clears up on it’s own. For those for whom it doesn’t clear up you can be left with an irritating, and sometimes disabling, pain. Continue reading “Knee pain – between a rock and a hard place.”
Should I stop exercising when injured?
It’s a question asked regularly in the clinic and a common misconception that you need or should have a complete rest when injured. The simple answer is NO, DO NOT stop exercising but there is a bit more to it than that. Continue reading “Should I stop exercising when injured?”
When we are dealing with ankle injuries in the clinic we follow a basic protocol with them regardless of the injury. This doesn’t mean that we treat each one the same but rather that to ensure that each injury is addressed fully we require each individual section to be run through. In doing this we can ensure that there is the highest chance of a successful recovery. Continue reading “Ankle injury rehabilitation”
So what can be causing lower back pain when you are deadlifting?
If you are deadlifting or other pulling movements and you aren’t creating enough tension through the body then this can create extra stress in areas that aren’t really expecting or ready for it. When we are doing pulling movements from the floor we need to take the slack out of the upper body by first gripping the bar hard and then by pulling the bar towards us by contracting the lats.
Googling exercises for knee pain isn’t really the best way to deal with any problems you may be experiencing as they aren’t specific to YOUR problem. Having said this when it comes to looking to prevent getting knee pain the specificity issue becomes less of a problem as we aren’t looking to rehab an injury rather we are looking to ensure the areas that impact on the knee are in good condition. Runners knee or anterior knee pain is one of the more common issues that affect runners but adjusting how you warm up can help reduce the chances of it being a problem for you.