At Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy, when we tell someone they have Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (or GTPS for short) we usually get a look back mixed between confusion and disappointment. People are often concerned with the term ‘syndrome’. They think we have just diagnosed them with a permanent injury, which it is not. And usually the term ‘Greater Trochanteric Pain’ is just as confusing or concerning. “What does that even mean?”. [Read more…]
This article will outline some of the best ways to strengthen your glutes, avoid injury and improve your athletic performance. Glutes are seriously in fashion at the moment. Not from an aesthetic point of view, but a functional one. Functional is also in fashion.
Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists have been aware of how important gluteal strength is for many years. It isn’t any revelation in the rehab sector but lately for some reason every personal trainer, Instagram exerciser and amateur runner is talking about gluteal strength. And so are we! [Read more…]
Do you want to improve your fitness but not burnout? Key tips to avoid overtraining!
Overtraining – what is it?
From my time working with a wide-range of sporting athletes – weekend warriors through to semi-professional, it is apparent that many injuries I see coming into the clinic stem from training loads – be they too large, too small, or increased too fast. With this in mind, I thought it was time to have a discussion around what the research literature is defining as over-training, and some general tips around how to avoid it and risking injuring.
TRX a suspension training method, is not a novel exercise form. It has been around for years. Created for the US military by a navy seal in 1997. Suspension training was designed so people could sustain fitness with little equipment anywhere, any time. The TRX equipment is designed to be hung from doors, trees or from beams. It is designed to use your body weight and gravity as the resistance. [Read more…]
November is Swiss ball month at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy. You can purchase this product in our City or Gungahlin practice and get 10% off the normal recommended retail price.
As a part of Swiss ball month, the following 7 exercises that you need to be performing to get those core muscles switched on, those abdominals toned and have you looking primed for summer have been included below!
Physiotherapists in Switzerland invented the Swiss ball in the 1960’s to assist children with cerebral palsy. Their primary aim was to help these kids improve their balance, reflexes and strength. The use of Swiss balls grew in popularity throughout the world in the 1980’s and as such, are now found in many gyms, rehabilitation settings and Pilates studios.
Why use a Swiss ball?
a) Decrease your pain levels through certain exercises
b) Improve postural awareness and alignment
c) Increase muscular tone, endurance and strength
d) Improve balance, body awareness and co-ordination
e) Improve flexibility
f) Partake in low impact aerobic exercise