Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training

One of the newest trends that has been circulating the Physiotherapy, rehabilitation and performance worlds is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training.  This novel resistance training method allows the participant to achieve muscle size and strength improvements...
How To Avoid A Running Injury

How To Avoid A Running Injury

Increasing running mileage in preparation for a race or goal unfortunately does increase injury risk.  So, what can you do to avoid becoming one of those unfortunate people who suffer an injury from running? Exploration of the research literature shows that the...
Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a common running injury of the lateral knee, comprising approximately twelve percent of all injuries in runners. ITBS pain is normally experienced on the outer side and just above the knee joint. What is the Iliotibial band (ITB)?...
Benefits of Stretching

Benefits of Stretching

Stretching is definitely one of those things that’s easily overlooked when it comes to exercise. Maybe it’s because it only takes a few minutes so you easily brush it off. Or maybe it’s because you don’t “see” the results of stretching that you don’t take it seriously...
Should I Use Ice For My Recovery?

Should I Use Ice For My Recovery?

When growing up we have all been taught to apply ice to our acute injuries, especially those with swelling. We see professional athletes hopping into ice baths to aid in post-match recovery – so it must be legit! However, due to recent research health professionals...
Common Running Injuries & Physiotherapy

Common Running Injuries & Physiotherapy

According to research, 82 percent of runners will experience some form of injury throughout their running career. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete training for a marathon or simply starting out on training for your first 5km event. Although running can be...
What Causes Numbness?

What Causes Numbness?

Numbness or lack of sensation is generally caused by pressure on a nerve but there are many other possible reasons for this problem. Once pressure is taken off the nerve, functioning normally resumes. A more severe case is when nerves are pinched by a bony spur or...
Signs Your Headache/Migraine is Neck-Related

Signs Your Headache/Migraine is Neck-Related

Headache symptoms originating from the neck, otherwise known as cervicogenic headache, are often overlooked as the source of the problem. This type of headache stands as only 1 of over 300 potential diagnoses known to modern medicine. As a result, cervicogenic...
10 Need-To-Know Facts About Tendon Pain

10 Need-To-Know Facts About Tendon Pain

Tendon pain/Tendinopathy is characterised by localised tenderness over the tendon – it DOES NOT change location. The pain experienced will occur when the tendon is under a certain level of load/activity, and will worsen with any additional load beyond this...