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Last night we held our first Stretch Workshop. We had a great turn-out on the night and there were lots of new faces to our clinic which was lovely to see as well. A big thanks to Simon for running the event and sharing his immense knowledge and expertise. We look forward to seeing some of you again next week and welcoming some more new faces at our Strength Training Workshop.
Our October Foot Health month continues and in this latest post, we are going to explore sever’s disease and the best ways to correct it. You can also read a previous post on Sever’s Disease. With Canberra and Gungahlin being such a young and sporty community, the presence of adolescent-related injuries that our physiotherapists see in the clinics is on the rise.
In this article, I’ll cover the following;
- What is Sever’s Disease?
- Signs and Symptoms of Sever’s Disease
- How to Treat Sever’s Disease
- Management of Sever’s Disease
- A Case Study
With the City2Surf (thankfully) behind us for another year, all of you brave runners out there are busy looking at the calendar to see what is next. The days are getting longer and the temperature is finally into double digits. Dusting off those running shoes is now moving to the forefront of the minds of many people. In this article we will explore 8 of the best ways to avoid running injuries.
1. Training loads
3. Goal Setting
6. Post-Run Management
7. Running/Stride Assessment
8. Diet and Hydration
I recently treated a 14 year old dancer from one of the local Gungahlin dance schools who’d experience pain when attempting the front splits. On assessment she had generally normal muscle length but experienced pulling pain in the lower back and down the back of her legs. For this young dancer there was something pulling on her nerves. This case reminded me of the importance of neural mobility in flexibility and the best way to treat this impairment.
Recently, we posted an article for dancers on a common problem of clicking hips. Flexibility or lack there of, is another common issue amongst dancers as well as many athletes and the general public.
What I’ll cover in this article:
- What is neural mobility and how does it relate to flexibility?
- Why stretching doesn’t always work?
- Types of nerve compression or impingement flexibility issues.
- Symptoms of nerve entrapments and restriction flexibility issues.
- 3 Easy steps to improve your neural mobility and flexibility?