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Foam Rolling - is it useful?

Date: October 31, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Foam rolling – Is it useful? Foam rolling is a technique with which, at the time of writing this (it’s 2019), almost anyone interested in reading this physiotherapy blog would be familiar. Foam rolling involves the use your body weight over a foam (or at least a foam covered) cylinder to mash your tissues...

Why Does the Pinky Side of my Wrist Hurt?

Date: September 26, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

What’s the deal with my pinky side wrist pain?  There are lots of different ways that wrist function can go sideways, but if you’ve ever experienced ulnar sided wrist pain that onset from a sporting injury.... Well, woweee… you know what a unique doozy of a pain it can be!   What is it? The ulnar fovea...

Why does my arm go numb when I reach overhead? Thoracic outlet syndrome considerations.

Date: April 30, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

As you would probably intuitively guess, many sports have typical patterns of injury. For example, distance runners commonly complain of plantar fascia, achilles tendon and hamstring strains, while basketball players tend toward patellar tendinopathy (jumpers knee) and lateral ankle sprains.   For athletes in...

Squat Depth: Does Deep Squatting Damage my Knee?

Date: March 13, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Squatting is a freaking wonderful strength training exercise. Let’s start from there why don’t we? Squatting involves the coordinated action of a boatload of muscle groups surrounding the hip, knee ankle, and core - so it provides a huge bang-for-buck in terms of body wide gains in strength and muscle mass....

Volleyball ACL tear - prevention exercise and jump considerations

Date: February 10, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Volleyball blocking and hitting, how can I protect my knees from ACL injury? Volleyball… what a sport, am I right? When played well (and let’s not sugarcoat it, “well” may not always be a fully accurate description of my performance) it is an elegant, fast paced and hard hitting sport that is deservedly one...


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