In this post we look at how to improve your trunk rotation for golf with a simple exercise. How to assess your trunk rotation First let’s assess if one side is more limited than the other. Sit tall on a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor. Keeping your hips still and your […]
Love, lefties, golf and the cortical force field.
Interesting blog post from David Butler and the Noigroup on the neuroscience of pain and how it can manifest itself in fascinating ways. We enjoy the clinical anecdotes that pour into NOI, especially when they are repeated and can be related to modern thoughts about brain science. The wife of a dear friend, (let’s call […]
Why your fingers wrinkle in water.
There is a popular belief that our fingers wrinkle in water because they absorb water and swell. The effect is actually controlled by the autonomic nervous system which contracts blood vessels in the area making the fingers shrink. In a 2011 paper Mark Changizi proposed that wrinkling the finger tips made gripping wet objects easier […]
Two reasons why your injury rehabilitation is not working.
I recently assessed a former professional football player who was still having pain in his knee following ligament damage sustained 6 years ago. He accurately summed up the problem with the rehabilitation he had received so far, “every physiotherapist starts me with a squat, I can’t squat without pain.” In that one sentence he had […]
Get a grip on chronic pain.
Chronic pain is the most burdensome health issue on the planet. Professor Lorimer Moseley explains what pain represents and how education can help us to reduce its emotional and financial cost.