Personal training – should you, or shouldn’t you?

Personal training – should you, or shouldn’t you?

When you exercise, it is not just how much you do or how hard you work which is important, but how you perform an exercise.  To put it more succinctly, exercise quality is as important (and sometimes more important) than exercise quantity.  Any exercise is designed to...
Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement

About 30% of all types of shoulder pain is due to impingement and unfortunately of this group, over half of patients report symptoms continuing after 3 years.  Getting the right diagnosis and management of shoulder impingement is therefore important.  The condition...
Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

History of shockwave therapy Shockwave therapy was used over 30 years ago, originally as an alternative to surgery for treating kidney stones and gallstones (lithotripsy).  The shockwave breaks up the stone, so the calcium deposits are passed out in the urine.  The...
Sports massage therapy – saint or sinner?

Sports massage therapy – saint or sinner?

Massage is a very old technique and one which often occurs naturally to both humans and animals. When a child cries because they knocked their knee, we sometimes ‘rub it better’ and when a dog hurts his paw he often licks himself. Each of these actions can be seen as...
Hamstring injuries (Part 2)

Hamstring injuries (Part 2)

We have seen (part 1: Hamstring injuries) that the structure and function of the hamstrings is used to guide the rehabilitation process.  To be truly effective, Hamstring rehabilitation must be multifactorial, and a number of factors are important.  Let’s begin by...