I recently overheard an instruction given by a rehab professional to one of his clients who was recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear, ‘you’re limping, stop it!’ This got me thinking, how much of the way we move is under our conscious control? If we are moving in a way that is perceived to […]
New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Talks Muscle Activation Techniques
Can Muscle Activation Techniques improve posture?
This is a question I had from a new client this morning. The quick answer is yes but it’s worth discussing a few of the many variables involved and why simply stretching the front of your chest, as he was advised to do, may not work. Described in most physiotherapy texts books as Upper Crossed […]
A recent video from the New York Times, dicusses the use of a particular exercise to rectify the common complaint of tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. The ‘itis’ in epicondylitis suggests the condition has an inflammatory basis which new research has proven to be untrue. Hence why anti-inflammatories have little effect in alleviating the problem. […]
Once Fat, Always Fat?
This was the title of a rather depressing article in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine which was kindly brought to my attention by a client. The journalist responsible investigated why dieters found it so difficult to keep weight off once they had lost it. After digging around a little I realised that it was actually […]