Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament! The words no athlete wants to hear

Lindsey Vonn is out of the Olympics… Theo Walcott ruled out of the World Cup.  Both ruled out because of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries. But what exactly is this ACL and why is it so important?     The ACL is one of the four main ligaments of the knee that help to

Growth Spurts in Young Athletes

Growth spurts in young athletes can lead to an increased incidence of injury. The long bones (femur, tib/fib) grow in length before the muscles elongate and develop enough strength to counteract the sudden increase in lever lengths. Imagine a young soccer/gaelic player who suddenly ha

Running Analysis

This is an example of a client who contacted us wanting to improve her 5 and 10k times. We evaluated her running pattern and jump landing from a 12inch platform. Her running kinematics were quite good however inactivation of her gluteals in stance phase of running were made very appar

Correct Bike Fit Can Prevent Pain and Injury

Cycling has grown in popularity in the last 4-5 years. Unfortunately some people fail to get their new bike set up for them from the start.  Poor positioning on the bike can lead to injury and a decrease in performance.  Also it is very important to remember that are bodies are subjec

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Sore Hide- A guide to foam rolling

What does using a foam roller actually do? Muscles are surrounded by a soft tissue known as fascia. It is thought that this tissue can influence flexibility and joint range of movement. Research suggests that using a foam roller is a form of “Self Myofascial Release” and that it makes

Soft tissue injury? Forget RICE protocol.. You need POLICE

Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries can set back your training schedule.  For years the standard protocol was R.I.C.E.and many injuries have been nursed to full recovery with this plan.  But new studies and discoveries may suggest that, although R.I.C.E. is effective, the

Exercise-the key for Low Back Pain

The old wives tale of “bed rest” as being an approach of many individuals for a long number of years who suffer with back pain.  Thankfully, with improving scientific research and evidence of the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment and management of low back pain, t

Movember- Mens Health

A balanced exercise plan for men is to incorporate the 4 main types of exercise: 1. ‘Heart healthy’ or cardiovascular exercise works for at least 30 mins a day or 150 minutes in total each week. So try walking, jogging, cycling, hiking, swimming, sports and recreational ac

MANUAL THERAPY

Our Services We offer the most current evidenced based research treatments. MANUAL THERAPY This can includes joint mobilisations, manipulations,taping, stretching and massage. This helps to restore normal joint movement and function. EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION All our patients receive a sp