Dynamic Warm-Up for COLD Running

Dynamic Warm-up for COLD Running A proper warm-up should always be a part of your exercise plan. But this is even more true when preparing for a run in colder weather. Dynamic stretching will better prepare your body and decrease the likelihood of sustaining...

Jumpers Knee

Have you ever wondered why many basketball and volleyball players wear thin colourful straps just below their knees? These braces are often used in cases of patellar tendinopathy, also known as “Jumper’s Knee,” to assist in alleviating symptoms. The tendon of the...

How Do I Identify a Concussion?

How do you identify a concussion? The most common signs and symptoms of concussion are: Headache feeling like in a fog emotional instability loss of consciousness amnesia, trouble balancing irritability slowed reaction times drowsiness This is not an exhaustive list,...

Concussion What? Who? When? Why? How? – Part 1 of 3

What is concussion? Concussion is defined as a diffuse injury to the brain. It can occur from a direct blow to the head, neck, face OR impact to another part of the body, which causes transmission of impulsive force to the head.1 The definition of concussion is...

AN OLYMPIC-LEVEL CONTRIBUTION

AN OLYMPIC-LEVEL CONTRIBUTION: GREG REDMAN SHARES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO SUPPORT ELITE ATHLETES What’s your physio story? I grew up in South Africa. When I was 11, I started my own lawn cutting business. One of my five clients was a physiotherapist who treated all of the...

Taking the Pain Out of Raking

Well it is that time of year again and some of us are dreading all that raking. The only fun part is that our toddlers love to jump into that massive pile of leaves and spread them all out again. Here are some tips from your local physiotherapists to prevent any...