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Closed chain exercise for rotator cuff dysfunction

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

Ah, the old rotator cuff dysfunction, among the most common injuries sported by people who come to see me  in the clinic.   While common, rotator cuff injuries can be, frankly, a total pain to work with. They are sensitive and finicky, meaning that when they are injured they are easy to reinjure, and when they...

Patellar Tendinopathy - A home based exercise to treat jumpers knee

Date: September 30, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

A Calisthenic exercise alternative to treat patellar tendinopathy. Patellar tendinopathy is a very common injury that affects athletes  of all stripes, not to mention the rest of us as well! While it is present in people of all kinds of physical activity profiles, it is especially an issue among jumping athletes,...

The "Other Low Back Pain" - Sacroiliac joint exercises

Date: August 9, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

Sacroiliac dysfunction - the other low back pain There are a significant number of reasons for the onset of low back pain. Lumbar facet compressions caused by poor posture and perhaps aggravated by arthritic degeneration. Fractures or tears from athletic or other traumatic accidents. Nerve compression caused by...

High Heeled Shoes

Date: July 5, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

High heeled shoes - strict no-no or a considered and grown-up decision? This blog entry discusses the cons and pros of wearing high heels. And this is going to be a dicey blog for me to write. One of the things I learned early on in my professional career is that women (and men for that matter) have no interest in...

Shoulder motor control

Date: February 22, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

I have written many time in the past on this blog about how to use various exercises to help progress shoulder strength and stability. For example here I talk about using a pushup as an exercise to help strengthen and stabilise the shoulder. Let’s be clear, the pushup is wonderful - and I do mean that, if you...

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