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28
Apr

How you can help your “pinchy” hip?

So your squat is shallow and you get a pinching pain in the front of your hip when you reach your full depth. What can you do about this?   First you need to establish if the cause of these factors is actually the hip…..   Assessment What is your Passive Range of Motion? Checking your hip rotation ROM (internal, external,

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17
Apr

Patella Tendon Pathology – Part B – How to fix it!

How do I fix it? To load or not to load, that is the question!   Do you need to take a break and start from the beginning or can we jump you straight to phase 3? Or is it a mix of all the phases? Let’s start by looking at pain irritability.   When determining how irritable your pain

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7
Apr

Patella Tendon Pain and Injury – Part A – some factors to consider in your assessment of causation.

Patella Tendinopathy – what is it? With regards to the knee, the hallmark signs of patella tendinopathy are usually: Localised pain at the bottom of the patella An increase of training load placed on the knee extensors Scans can help the diagnosis of a patella tendon injury but are not necessary. This condition is usually found in athletes who participate

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31
Mar

The Young Athlete. Everything you need to know.

The Young Athlete: Learning to Train With research suggesting that youth obesity and overuse injuries are on the rise, it would appear that the key elements of a healthy exercise routine are being missed. When comparing the extremes of physical activity vs inactivity, it is shown that neither outcome is favourable (1,3,8).  Organised sport is a great way to get

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24
Mar

Tips for participating in CrossFit when you have knee pain.

If you currently have knee pain here are some ideas for how you might participate in exercise without exacerbating pain: STOP if it hurts Whilst this might sound logical I am constantly surprised by how many people ignore pain thinking it will either go away or that it will be ok.  Most of the time these thoughts are NOT true.

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5
Mar

What causes hip pain when you squat?

There is more than one cause of anterior hip pain with squatting but a great deal of cases are the result of FAI – Femoral Acetabular Impingement.   What is this? The presence of compression between the neck/head of the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket). What does it feel like? An uncomfortable “pinching” sensation. The sensation in the front

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24
Feb

Tips: How to CrossFit when you have back pain.

If you currently have back pain here are some ideas for how you might participate in exercise without exacerbating pain.  However, please note a couple of things:  The pain I am talking about is not the sort of pain that means you can’t even tie up your shoelaces.  This severe and acute pain may need rest before you consider returning

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21
Feb

EVERY CROSSFITTER SHOULD READ THIS!

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU HAVE RHABDO (SIMPLIFIED)?   I’ve been helping people with injuries related to sport and specifically CrossFit for years now.  What I want to talk about today is Rhabdomyolysis and more specifically, how you can tell the difference between this and regular muscle soreness or injury after exercise? This is important so keep reading….. I have

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17
Feb

When Nothing Seems To Be Working

What if you are doing every thing right in your rehab but you don’t feel any better?  I am sure some of you will identify with this feeling.  You are going to your Physio, you are doing the exercises they have given you, you have modified your training regime, perhaps you’ve even had some time off but that injury or pain

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22
Nov

The Obligatory Deadlift Post

DEADLIFT TIPS FOR GETTING IT RIGHT!   Hip Hinge Realistically, if you can’t hip hinge correctly without weight, how are you going to be able to do it with weight? If deadlifts and back pain are something you struggle with regularly – you have to master the hip hinge. Keep the ribs down and keep the stick flat along your

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