Netball can be quite destructive to your body. But it doesn’t have to be. One of the most frequent injuries we see from netball is ankle sprains. In this article we will look at the common lateral ankle sprain as opposed to a more complicated syndesmosis or less common medial ankle sprain. Jamie has previously written an article on syndesmosis or high ankle sprains here. [Read more…]
We just wanted to note Jim’s article that he wrote for the Canberra Cyclist magazine late last year. It is a great read for any cyclist who wants to improve their lower limb strength and their cycling. Jim covers the main areas of the Calf muscles, Quadriceps, Gluteal muscles and the Hamstrings. He’s also included easy exercises to help you improve your lower limb strength.
Become a better runner with my top 13 tips! I’ve got you covered with training, racing, running technique and race recovery tips to help you become a better runner.
1. Become a Better Runner and Look After Your Feet!
Wouldn’t it be lovely to get out of bed each morning and not have to limp to the toilet. This is one of the consistent complaints of anyone suffering plantar fasciitis. Chances are if you are reading this, you have had it for a while now. Most people we see in the clinic put up with it for 6 or more months before they come in for treatment.
Isometric exercise refers to an exercise that uses an static muscle contraction. This means that the muscle group being worked is under tension and producing a contraction but the muscle doesn’t change length. Therefore the joints involved do not move.
Some actions within a wide variety of sports require isometric or static strength. Examples include climbing, mountain biking and motocross (grip and upper body strength), wrestling, skiing (static strength required to stabilise the upper and lower body), and gymnastics. [Read more…]