Overtraining- are you training too hard?

16/01/2013

Overtraining Syndromme (OTS): Ironman, a long distance triathlon is the mother of all endurances races. Training for such an event involves a huge amount of time, preparation and commitment. Athletes need to push themselves, sometimes to the limit of their capabilities. Most athletes are familiar with the ‘overload principle’ when it comes to training. This principle states that a greater…

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Acute Injury Management

26/12/2012

An acute injury is often defined as a sudden injury that has occurred as a result of a traumatic event. For example, imagine the situation:  You wake up and it’s a beautiful day! In your eagerness to get outside, you run down the stairs, trip on the last one and land on the outside of your ankle. Within minutes you…

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Planter Fasciitis- a quick explanation for patients

10/12/2012

The planter fascia (Figure 1) is a thick band of connective tissue which starts from the heel bone and extends along the foot to the 5 toes. The planter fascia has a number of roles, the most important of which is to support the arch of the foot. Planter Fasciitis was once thought to be an inflammation of the planter…

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An excellent summary of chronic pain and how to treat it!

01/12/2012

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8oB757DKc] This video originated from the Hunter Integrated Pain Service website. 

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Tendinopathies and Eccentric Exercise- a quick overview

26/11/2012

Tendinopathy as opposed to  tendinitis or tendinosis is the best term for clinical conditions arising from tendons. Here is an article about what a tendinopathy actually is and how to treat it! What is a tendon made of: A tendon attaches a muscle to a bone and transmits force from muscle to bone allowing movement. Tendons are composed of 30%…

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Are you Hypermobile and is it a problem?

11/11/2012

Joint Hypermobility: How many of you out there have hypermobile joints? Mobility tends to be thought of as a good thing, however when you have more then the normal amount of mobility in your body, this can lead to problems. Hypermobility only becomes a syndrome when it starts to produce symptoms- it is then know as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome or…

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