Foam rolling – Is it useful? Foam rolling is a technique with which, at the time of writing this (it’s 2020), almost anyone interested in reading this physiotherapy blog would […]
Why Does the Pinky Side of my Wrist Hurt?
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 […]
Why does my arm go numb when I reach overhead? Thoracic outlet syndrome considerations.
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 […]
Squat Depth: Does Deep Squatting Damage my Knee?
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 […]
Volleyball ACL tear – prevention exercise and jump considerations
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 […]
Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement exercises.
Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement considerations. There are many clinical situations where restricted movement at the hip is apparent. Arthritis, joint prosthetics (ie. you’ve had […]
Closed chain exercise for rotator cuff dysfunction
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, […]
Patellar Tendinopathy – A home based exercise to treat jumpers knee
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! […]
Assertive walk – what is an assertive walk and can we train it?
We are all unique and special right? Well yes! Of course we are! There is a lot about each and every human being that differentiates them from everyone else. Our […]