Entries by triton

Training At The Highest Level

This video documentary gives a rare behind the scenes look at the process and training that goes into this elite level of acrobatic performance. Gravity & Other Myths is based in Adelaide, and Active Bodies Physiotherapist Triton is now retired but was one of the founding members (right on photo).

The Growing Athlete

The young athlete’s body is unique and in many ways their physical needs may require special attention. Often we may be able to prevent or minimise the impact of injury by being more sensitive to the differences in the musculoskeletal system during their growing years.

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Physio for Rock Climbers

Being injured is a special kind of sucky.

Especially when it stops you doing the things you love doing, like climbing. And climbing.

So I’ve made a few videos with some useful information about how to stay injury free and climb at your best.

Is The Cold Giving Me A Cold?

Well the winter months are here and low and behold we are all getting sick! The dreaded lurgie is upon us and whether it be a cough, sniffles, the flu or just feeling downright crappy we struggle to get through the winter without our immune system caving to something!  

But does being cold affect us catching a cold?

How To Use A Spikey Ball For Self Massage

Using a spiky ball on a regular basis is a great way to maintain flexibility, ease muscle tension and optimise performance.
Spiky balls are particularly effective at releasing tightness due to myofascial trigger points.  These are the knots and contractions that form in response to poor posture and over-use.

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ITB Syndrome

The Ilio-Tibial Band (ITB) is a long thick band of fascia that runs from the from the hip down to the outside of the patella. The ITB attaches to the gluteus maxiumus and the tensor fascia latae. The role of the ITB is force transmission through the legs into the pelvis during weight bearing.

Static Stretching… is it useful?

When growing up as a kid playing copious amounts of sport, stretching was a normal part of the training and match day formalities.  It was great, it was part of the sporting routine.  I remember sitting down in a circle on the damp grass, steam radiating from everyone’s bodies after the warm up shuttle runs.  We were all stretching in sync, together as a team, focussing on the play ahead, it wasn’t questioned.

4 Essential Strength Exercises For Runners

Running places great demands on our bodies – a 10k run will involve about 10,000 steps at x 3 body weight. Your body needs a decent reserve of strength and resilience to handle these loads. When a muscle doesn’t have the capacity to meet its demands, it gets overloaded and forms knots and trigger points that eventually lead to pain.