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What is plyometric exercise?

While strength training primarily develops the nervous system and muscular adaptations to become stronger, plyometric exercises improve explosiveness which is the ability to generate maximum force in the shortest amount of time. Plyometrics, which focuses on the “speed” component of power, is essential for most professional sports performance training. Athletes often use plyometrics as part […]

Tips for beating the excuses to exercise this winter!

As the days get shorter and temperatures continue to drop it can be easy to give in to the cold and lose exercise habits that were gained over the warmer months. It can be tough to get up early and find the motivation to venture outside when it’s cold and dark.  Although its challenging we […]

Hyper-mobility

Our joint range of motion is variable within the population. When we describe hypermobility (which is known has more movement than “normal”) of a joint, this is measured against what we know is average for a persons age and gender and this is shown on a bell curve.  Some people have a “normal” range for them […]

Focus: Can Stress Affect My Pain?

A common fear for patients when discussing pain is the idea that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’ or that they won’t be believed either by friends, family, therapists or workplace. This fear can be worse when there appears to be no obvious cause for their pain or it has been present for a […]

Scaphoid fractures

Many common wrist injuries occur due to a fall on an outstretched hand. This mechanism can cause numerous types of injuries including fractures, ligament sprains and cartilage injuries. One of the most important types of injuries to diagnose is a scaphoid fracture. Scaphoid injuries make up 15% of acute wrist injuries and 60% of all carpal […]

Recovery During the Sporting Season

Most high-level and elite athletes understand the need to ensure they get adequate recovery each training week to compliment the load in which they are currently training at. However, those of us who compete or play in more recreational sport often miss out on that optimal recovery period. Recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect […]

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo BPPV

What is BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo also known as BPPV is a common cause of vertigo which usually gives the brief sensation of spinning or dizziness associated with moving the head. BPPV is a mechanical problem in the inner ear. It occurs when some of the calcium carbonate crystals called “otoconia” that are normally […]

How Vitamin D Can Affect Your Health

With so much public education about the dangers of sun damage, the last thing you’ll be expecting to hear is that you’re not getting enough sunshine. However, in some countries up to 30% of the population have inadequate vitamin D status, increasing to more than 50% in women during winter and spring. What does vitamin […]

How To Prevent Workplace Injuries

Why are workplace injuries so common? The nature of work is that we are often required to complete the same task for hours. We can also find ourselves faced with time constraints and deadlines that lead to lazy postures and taking shortcuts, simply to get the job done. How can they be prevented? Workplace injuries […]

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