Warm-ups: we all know we’re meant to do them, but who really wants to waste that valuable time when you could get stuck straight in to your training or game. Especially as the temperature drops, winter sets in and everyone wants to be back indoors as quickly as possible!
You might think of a warm-up as running a couple of low-intensity laps around the oval before a training session, or jumping on the bike or rower for 5 minutes before a gym session - basically anything to get the heart pumping a bit faster and the body feeling a bit warmer, but you should think about a warm-up as much more than that!
Let’s look at what a warm-up can really offer you…
After an extended break in regular training over the holiday period and a sudden return to sports our Podiatrists always see an increase in achilles tendon and calf muscle complaints.
Do you want to avoid becoming another injury statistic?
Here is our top 5 preventative tips to prevent Achilles Tendinopathy!
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the magpies have settled, it’s time to dust off the runners and get ready for another stellar running season!
Running season for most, typically starts around October and will go through until March. It is during this time, as Podiatrists we see a spike in soft tissue related injuries – WHICH ARE PREVENTABLE!
Soft tissue injuries are typically multifactorial, meaning multiple reasons contribute to why the injury has occurred. As health professionals with extensive training we understand and address the causative factors that relate to your injury, thus helping you in both the short term while also reducing your risk of the same injury recurring in the future.
Here are our top tips for being proactive in reducing your risk of injury this running season.
Ski orthoses / orthotics, custom foot beds or ski insoles are well established to benefit a skier or boarder in three ways...
Custom inserts are also always the first place to start to resolve any boot fitting problems, without stabilising the foot any changes made elsewhere in the boot will not fix the problem as the foot remains unstable...
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves multiple advances of an acupuncture-type needle into the ‘trigger point’ of the muscle. The aim is to achieve a twitch in the muscle, which is associated with reduced muscle tension and pain.
How does Dry Needling help?
Dry Needling helps to reduce pressure on nerves by releasing shortened muscle. It is now well researched that the ‘twitch’ response in the muscle during dry needling is associated with the muscle relaxing and stopping the pull on adjacent areas.
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