Physio Blog Zone

The Growing Athlete

Young 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?

Kim family snow

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

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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

ITB Release for knee pain

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.