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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