Sports Injury

Runners: ITB Syndrome and the “Stiff” Pelvis
30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed ITB Syndrome (ITBS). The Illiotibial Band (IT Band) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM muscles are hip joint mobilizers […]

Useful tips to choosing your running shoes
17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

  It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital […]

Recurrent Hamsting injuries?
06 Jan 2012, 10:26 am

Footballers and sprinters- you must be wondering what you are doing wrong?  What is causing you to have recurrent problems with your hamstring? Now as with any injury, you should always consult your GP and or physiotherapist before commencing any new exercise… So a big mistake when rehabilitating the hamstring is the lack of eccentric […]

MRI’s overused in Sports Injuries?
01 Nov 2011, 5:46 am

In a previous article, we highlighted the issue of MRIs scan leading to un-necessary back surgeries (Does more MRI scanners do more good or harm?).  The issue now seems to be spreading to the sporting arena. A sports medicine orthopedist, Dr. James Andrews, wanted to test his suspicion that M.R.I. scans given to almost every […]

Rotator Cuff – The Shoulder Stabilisers
17 Oct 2011, 12:59 pm

When therapist and medical professionals talk about shoulder stability, they tend to stress the importance of proper rotator cuff function. What exactly is a rotator cuff? What is its role in shoulder stability? What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a layman term given to a group of 4 muscles and their tendons […]

acromion clavicle joint
Another source for shoulder pain: Could it be the AC joint?
13 Oct 2011, 12:00 pm

Rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and impingement are all very common and well-known conditions that may produce dysfunction at the shoulder. Less common but still potentially problematic and therefore another important consideration when determining the source of shoulder pain is the Acromion clavicular (Ac) joint. Anatomy of the shoulder joint The clavicle (collar bone) has […]

Triathlon series – 10 tips for a SPEEDY Transition: Micheal Lyons
14 Sep 2011, 4:22 pm

Trying to always cut short your timing in your triathlon race? Not sure how? Maybe you are wasting time on the crucial transition phase….. In this series for triathlon, Michael Lyons who is a veteran podium finisher triathlete is going to share with us his winning tips for a fast transition phase. Thanks Micheal Preparation […]

4 Simple ways to increase your Explosiveness in Sports
01 Sep 2011, 11:33 am

If you have watched professional sports such as the NBA or World Cup Soccer, you would have noticed that professional sportsmen such as Lebron James and Messi are so explosive and quick in their movements. You are right in thinking that genes and professional sports training play a vital part in their physical prowess. But […]

Stretches, Trigger ball and Foam Roller exercises for runners
03 Jul 2011, 5:10 pm

Muscle tightness and stiffness are the unwanted constant companions of runners, especially after a long, hard run. They can affect the recovery of muscles, which means despite training hard, if not managed regularly and appropriately, can give rise to potential injuries such as ITB syndrome, low Back Pain, and even affect the your running mechanics. […]

Pilates and Physiotherapy
30 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

What is Pilates? Pilates is a unique body conditioning exercise designed to rebalance the body, bringing it, into its correct neutral alignment whilst targeting the deep postural muscles (Transverse abdominals and muscles of the pelvic diaphragm). In essence pilates challenges the core muscles and builds strength from the inside out, helping a person to reshape […]

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