Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) - What are they and why should you do them?

Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) - What are they and why should you do them?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Have you ever felt that you are quite flexible but when performing a movement or lifting a weight you can’t achieve the range of motion that you want? Can you stretch you muscles and joints a long way but when you have to do it under load that all changes? We see this at Physio Inq South Penrith all the time! If this sounds like you then keep reading! You need to learn the difference between flexibility and mobility and furthermore, how to improve the mobility, not just the flexibility of your joints. We also have a previous blog on the difference between balance and stabilityRead more

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The 411 on our pilates classes

The 411 on our pilates classes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Have you heard about the wonders of pilates – stretch and core classes that we offer at our Physio Inq South Penrith clinic? Are you thinking of taking up this form of exercise or just wondering what all the fuss is about? Read ahead as we offer some of the common questions when it comes to starting pilates. At Physio Inq South Penrith we offer matt based pilates – core and stretch classes.  Read more

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19th hole driving range Penrith - a great place to work on your game!

19th hole driving range Penrith - a great place to work on your game!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

As many of my patients and you readers would know by now, I love my golf, and if I’m not in the clinic, I can probably be found on a golf course somewhere, and if not, I might just be at a driving range working on my game. Just last week I ducked into Penrith’s newest, revamped, driving range; The 19th hole. Read more

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You have tight hamstrings: Or do you?

You have tight hamstrings: Or do you?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

At least on a weekly basis, and probably even more often, I will hear from a patient: “I have really tight hamstring” or “I’ve been told I have really tight hamstrings”. The main reason for this statement is that the patient cannot reach their toes. Often this hamstring tightness is what is blamed fir many injuries they have developed or may develop including low back pain, achilles tendon pain, ankle sprains and of course feeling tight and sore in the legs. Read more

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Active Recovery – Why is it important?

Active Recovery – Why is it important?

Friday, June 14, 2019

One thing, that as physiotherapists, we often notice, is that adequate and good quality recovery is neglected. So you work hard in the gym, swimming pool, athletics track, football field or whatever it might be. What should you do on the other days? What should you do to recover from your training or competing loads and continue to make progress? The time between these training and competing loads, known as recovery, has a big impact on your future performance in the gym or on the field. How well you recover can either boost your efforts and "fill your fuel tank tank" or undo them and lead to chronic pain, persistent soreness, a loss of fitness/power, sleep disruption, hormone disruption and lower immunity. Read more

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Understanding the strength attributes required in golf and learning how to develop them

Understanding the strength attributes required in golf and learning how to develop them

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In order to improve performance in any sport it is imperative to understand the physical demands and hence apply the correct physical stimulus to enhance and support the athlete. In this blog post we will be discussing the reasons golf performance and golf training has changed, the research developments surrounding the golf game. We will also go through the strength attributes that are required in golf and how to train them and finally how to apply all of this information yourself. I hope you enjoy! Read more

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I play golf - I don't need to do anything as intense as plyometric exercises, right?

I play golf - I don't need to do anything as intense as plyometric exercises, right?

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

So you play golf; this is supposed to be a fairly subdued sport right? There’s no big gym sessions or heavy weights here is there? If you look at some of the best players in the world today, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Rory Mcilroy, you will see each of them spend hours in the gym, performing compound lifts, with heavy weights, as well as plyometric exercises. These 3 players are also 3 of the longest hitters in the game today. Read more

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The ins and outs of shoulder (in)stability

The ins and outs of shoulder (in)stability

Monday, October 08, 2018

Shoulder instability, whether traumatic or not can be debilitating.  It causes a loss of shoulder strength and function as well as leading to significant pain. Before we delve into the ins and outs of shoulder instability, let’s first go through how a ‘normal’ shoulder functions. Read more

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Should I use free weights or machine weights?

Should I use free weights or machine weights?

Monday, September 17, 2018

People will often ask, whether injured or not, what should I be using? Should I be using machine weights or should I be using free weights? The answer, as you can probably guess, is that it depends…it’s not a one size fits all and it does come down do a few factors. The answer depends on your fitness goals, if you are training for a particular reason and your level of experience in a gym environment. Read more

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Why do ankle sprains happen again and again?

Why do ankle sprains happen again and again?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ankle sprains are the most common sporting injury and, for that reason, are one of the most treated injuries in our clinic. We all know that person; the person in our rugby team, netball team or soccer team. That person that always seems to have some sort of ankle injury. It seems as though they roll their ankle 4 or 5 times every season. Why do ankle sprains happen again and again? The short answer is that they aren’t getting rehabbed properly! The longer answer is what we will go into now. Read more

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