Tag Archives: muscle imbalance

Lumbar Sprain and Strain

What is it? Muscular or ligamentous injuries to the lumbar spine can cause significant pain and or disability in the individual which could lead to pain in the legs. Understanding the extent of tissue damage depends on the grade to which damage has occurred. Grade 1: can take approximately 7days to 4 weeks for full […]

Rotator Cuff Strain

What is It? A rotator cuff strain is a sudden traumatic injury to one or a combination of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis muscles and or tendons. prior history of impingement syndrome may be present, and can often be difficult to diagnose. injury to the rotator cuff musculature, typically follows a traumatic incident, […]

Cervicogenic Headache

What is it? A cervicogenic headache is head pain which originates from the cervical spine. A complex musculoskeletal syndrome thought to be caused by abnormalities in the joints, muscles, fascia and nerves. Research suggests that this type of headache often goes untreated due to its often intermittent nature. Causes Prior neck trauma: any previous injury […]

Is Self Administered Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching superior to Static Stretching at increasing Range of Motion and Flexibility?

An important component to overall fitness is good flexibility, which is the ability to move and bend joints through a full range of motion (ROM). Adequate flexibility allows minimal stress to be applied to joints, allowing them to function more efficiently. Research has documented many benefits to improved flexibility including a reduced risk of injury, […]

Core exercises

A strong core is essential to optimal performance and the reduction of injury. Attached is a beginners program to strengthen the core. Core training program

Upper body Stretches

          Stretching should form an integral part of any training regime. Research suggests the best time to stretch is after exercise, making sure the muscles are warm. stretching a cold muscle can lead to potential muscle damage. Attached is some stretches focusing on the main muscles of the upper body. Upper […]

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: Common Cause of Shin Pain What is it? Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly referred to as “shin splints” has received a lot of attention within the literature, often found to be a difficult condition to manage. Shin Splints is a term which has been used to encompass all causes of […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis What is it? The plantar fascia is a broad band of connective tissue, which not only supports the arch of the foot, but also plays an important role in normal foot biomechanics. The fascia is designed to support the longitudinal arch of the foot. It attaches at the base of the heel bone […]

Calf Strains

Calf Strains What is it? The calf muscle is part of a group of muscles called the triceps surae, which includes the gastrocnemius, soleus, and plantaris muscle. The gastrocnemius has 2 heads and acts on the knee and ankle joint, the deeper soleus acts only on the ankle. The triceps surae group share a common […]

Importance of Stretching

Increases in societies sedentary lifestyles mean we are becoming less and less active, inactivity can lead to muscle stiffness, weakness and imbalances, which can have a negative impact on daily life. Low back and neck pain are among of the most common outcomes of poor flexibility and poor working postures. We are sitting at our […]