Foam rolling

Foam Rolling Our bodies were made to move easily and without pain. However the lifestyles we lead have made us neglect our bodies from that free movement by sitting at desks longer and using technology in nearly everything we do. When using these tablets or typing on...

Injury and rehabilitation

Injury and Rehab Over the years I have been a personal trainer I always have a client on a rehab program (I call these ‘special needs’, which means they work off a special program just for them) whether it be an immediately post injury treatment and rehabilitation...

Upper body Rehab

Upper body rehab Shoulder injuries are becoming very common within the fitness and all rehabilitation exercises for the upper limbs needs to have an emphasis on making sure the shoulder blade, shoulder joint and arm are moving correctly and in the right movement...

Anterior cruciate ligament rupture

Anterior cruciate ligament rupture Our knees play a major part to us and one should never ignore knee pain. Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can occur in any physical activity that requires twisting, changes of direction or jumping. The high profile of...

Calf strain

Calf strain Causes of calf strain can include muscle cramp, delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS) and referred pain from lumbar spine. By far the most common cause of pain in the lower leg, however, is a strain to the musculotendinous complex of the gastrocnemius...

Managing balance and core strength

Managing balance and core strength The purpose of balance training is to minimise the risk of falling. The older we get the more chance we have of falling due to losing our balance ability, our core strength. If we keep active in many ways and for many reasons we are...