Technically…and skeletally, anyone under the age of 25 is a young athlete, and our experience with young patients is often that children who are participating in sports need to be monitored to prevent injury.
We recently did a ‘Coach the coaches’ talk at Northcliff high school. The aim of this was to assist the coaches in grading exercises correctly for the students, you can find our presentation on core exercises in the link below.
That niggly pain often felt at the front of the upper arm when lifting the arm out to the side or assuming a ‘beer drinking’ position, could well be Supraspinatous Tendinopathy.
Humans are beautifully designed to move! Yet what do a large portion of the population do for most of the day? Sit…and sit badly.
When you are breathing correctly your lower ribs should expand and on inhalation your tummy should move outwards, this is a sign that you are using your diaphragm.
What goes on in your brain has a direct effect on your body.
All functional movements we perform rely on a strong core. Find out how important our core is to daily movement and sports.
Conditioning, or lack thereof, is the primary reason for cramping.
So you are alive therefore you must be breathing, it’s the one thing we can’t live without. Yet it is the one thing we take most for granted and do incorrectly.
The following article presents some thoughts, facts and discussion on a book called ‘Superbrain’ authored by Deepak Chopra and Rudi Tanzi.
Most of us have experienced the sharp pain in our chests, abdomens or necks at some stage during vigorous cardio exercise.
The immediate management for acute joint and muscle injuries includes protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation, referral.