Fitness Physio Blog
Having quick feet and good agility can make you a better athlete. A great tool you can use to increase your foot speed is the agility ladder. Take a look at Matt's facebook video for a few great exercises to improve your agility.
Walking and Running Mechanics
Do you experience pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, or low back while walking or running?
This can be a result of altered biomechanics such as excessive collapsing of the arch of the foot, cross line walking or running, contralateral pelvic drop or inward... more
Here are 4 advanced rotator cuff strengthening exercises that are more functional and get your movers and stabilisers working together through range.
When starting a new exercise it is always wise to start with light weight high reps. If you cannot do more than 10 reps grab a lighter weight if you can do more than 20 it... more
Subacromial Impingement is a painful shoulder condition where the supraspinatus and/or bursa gets aggravated in the subacromial space. Patients typically complain of a pinching sensation or shoulder pain when lifting their arm above shoulder level.
During the initial stages of this type of injury it is essential
Is a painful shoulder condition that is most commonly found in over head athletes such as swimmers, surfers, volleyball players, tennis players, and throwing sports due to repetitive trauma of the supraspinatus or bursa that lies in the subacromial space which is the space between the bone of your upper arm (Humerus) and the bump... more
When diagnosing back pain a scan is not always the best way to go. A recent study looked at MRI and CT scans of over 1000 people at different ages. Many had abnormal findings such as disc bulges and degeneration but all these subject were completely pain free. According to... more
3 Things to look for when buying a new pair of running shoes
1.) Good heel support. The back part of the shoe should be nice a firm so your heel doesn't slide around. Pinch the heel or try to push the heel into the shoe, if it is flimsy then it probably doesn't provide good heel support.
2.) Good arch... more