Do we, the Exercise Professional/Physiologist have a role to play in the care of clients with degenerative meniscal tear? ABSO-BlOODY-LUTELY is the answer I am expecting to hear back! Anyone about to get their knee cut into to repair some manner of chronic damage needs to ask oneself the question, or needs to be asked […]
A very worthwhile read for anyone working with young female athletes. ACL injuries are common in this population group, and can devastate a potential athletic career before it even has a chance to be realised. Anything that can be done to reduce the likelihood of an athlete rupturing their ACL should be done, and it […]
It is amazing, how if you are receptive to different perspectives you can find inspiration in unexpected places. I was watching ‘Mythbusters’ this week and was fascinated by part of their ‘Gunslinger’ special where they tested the theory the in an Old Western stand-off, pistols at ten paces sort of thing, that the shooter who […]
Shoulder rehab is hard right? There are so many things that can go wrong in there- subacromial bursitis, supraspinatus impingement, biceps impingement, rotator cuff weakness, frozen shoulders. The list goes on and on. How do we know what is what? And what do we do specifically if we don’t know what is specifically wrong? And […]
Referring to one of Max’s previous posts referring to the danger of the wildly swinging pendulum that the fitness industry often gets swept along by may be a good place to start- I think I have become infatuated with the concept of barefoot or ‘minimalist’ running, and can feel my hair start to be swept back as I hold […]
It is with much excitement that I can share with you that today I had a meeting with the lecturers from TAFE SA’s Fitness program. The meeting occurred at their request, as thy wanted a review of the evidence of the risks and benefits of different forms of core/abdominal/trunk training. After viewing the evidence, and much […]
True to form Filex2011 offered us a delicious smorgasbord of presenters and sessions, from yoga to plyommetrics, marketing to corrective exercise, from pre-choreographed group exercise to award winning researchers and professors, and everything in between to suit the fussiest of delegates. As I expected it brought the latest and greatest information in fitness and exercise, […]
I don’t like abdominal crunches. I don’t prescribe them, and don’t like the fact they are still widely prescribed. I think they are, for most people, a bad exercise. There are three major reasons why.