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Happy Birthday Lauren!

By Sam Webster

Happy Birthday to our fabulous physio Lauren! We hope you enjoyed your cake and have a great day! 

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July 12, 2017 0 Comments

Why are some injuries more painful than others?

By Marisol Reyes Fuentes

Many times when we have pain we wonder how much damage there is involved, Most people probably think "the worse the pain, the worse the injury” or “if it doesn’t hurt, the problem is fixed”, but is that correct? Does pain equate to pathology? How can we tell whether our pain matches the tissue damage?

Firstly, we need to understand that pain is a protective warning mechanism usually activated in response to a noxious stimulus such as cutting our finger or bumping our head.  But it is only when the brain concludes that the person is in perceived danger and action is required that we experience pain.
 
The experience of pain can be totally different for different people and it is because it is modulated by particular beliefs, experiences, knowledge, social and educational backgrounds and many other cognitive factors that make pain complex.

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July 12, 2017 0 Comments

How to improve performance and prevent injuries

By Holly Brasher

85% of netball injuries can be attributed to the knee and ankle. Research tells us that most of these occur due to a poor landing technique. Out of all of these injuries the one of most concern is a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) which in most cases requires a surgical repair and a lengthy 6-12 month rehabilitation process.
 
ACL ruptures are a significant problem to our girls. Females are 4-6 times more likely than males to rupture their ACL and the most at risk age group is 15-18 years. Whilst the rehabilitation process is at least an inconvenience, the real concern is that 65% of girls who suffer from an ACL rupture WILL NOT return to sport. And in 20 years they will have some form of osteoarthritis in their knee. (Insert shocked emoji!)

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July 9, 2017 0 Comments

Let us talk basics: what is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is the name of the group of muscles that support your pelvic organs at the bottom of your pelvis. Although showing some anatomical differences between genders, these muscles exist in both women and men and are responsible for the control of your bladder and bowel.


In men, these muscles are also important for erectile function and ejaculation. In women, the pelvic floor contributes to sexual arousal, supports the baby during pregnancy, assists the birthing process and is also linked to orgasm.


The pelvic floor is like a hammock that supports the pelvic organs in the pelvis (bladder, uterus and rectum). When working normally, they relax to allow urination, bowel movements and, in women, intercourse. When they contract, they close the urethra and the anus, stopping urine and faeces from exiting.

Pelvic floor dysfunctions can result from:

  • Weakness
  • Over activity
  • Lack of coordination
  • Birthing trauma
  • Side effects of surgery in the pelvic region

Pelvic floor symptoms might present as one or more of the following: 

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June 14, 2017 0 Comments

When does muscle soreness becomes an injury - and what to do about it

By Holly Brasher

If you’re not already running you’ll find training for minimos starts to enter into your minds over the next few weeks (well it should anyway!). With any new type of training you may develop some muscle soreness. A common question to us is “how can I tell the difference between a potential injury or just muscle soreness?”

Here are a few facts about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (commonly known as DOMS) which will help you decide whether you are injured or not and whether need to seek some advice from your Physio:

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April 23, 2017 0 Comments

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  • Happy Birthday Lauren!
  • Happy Birthday to our fabulous physio Lauren! We hope you enjoyed your cake and have a great day! 

  • Why are some injuries more painful than others?
  • Many times when we have pain we wonder how much damage there is involved, Most people probably think "the worse the pain, the worse the injury” or “if it doesn’t hurt, the problem is fixed”, but is that correct? Does pain equate to pathology? How can we tell whether our pain matches the tissue damage?

    Firstly, we need to understand that pain is a protective warning mechanism usually activated in response to a noxious stimulus such as cutting our finger or bumping our head.  But it is only when the brain concludes that the person is in perceived danger and action is required that we experience pain.
     
    The experience of pain can be totally different for different people and it is because it is modulated by particular beliefs, experiences, knowledge, social and educational backgrounds and many other cognitive factors that make pain complex.
  • How to improve performance and prevent injuries
  • 85% of netball injuries can be attributed to the knee and ankle. Research tells us that most of these occur due to a poor landing technique. Out of all of these injuries the one of most concern is a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) which in most cases requires a surgical repair and a lengthy 6-12 month rehabilitation process.
     
    ACL ruptures are a significant problem to our girls. Females are 4-6 times more likely than males to rupture their ACL and the most at risk age group is 15-18 years. Whilst the rehabilitation process is at least an inconvenience, the real concern is that 65% of girls who suffer from an ACL rupture WILL NOT return to sport. And in 20 years they will have some form of osteoarthritis in their knee. (Insert shocked emoji!)
  • Let us talk basics: what is the pelvic floor?
  • The pelvic floor is the name of the group of muscles that support your pelvic organs at the bottom of your pelvis. Although showing some anatomical differences between genders, these muscles exist in both women and men and are responsible for the control of your bladder and bowel.


    In men, these muscles are also important for erectile function and ejaculation. In women, the pelvic floor contributes to sexual arousal, supports the baby during pregnancy, assists the birthing process and is also linked to orgasm.


    The pelvic floor is like a hammock that supports the pelvic organs in the pelvis (bladder, uterus and rectum). When working normally, they relax to allow urination, bowel movements and, in women, intercourse. When they contract, they close the urethra and the anus, stopping urine and faeces from exiting.

    Pelvic floor dysfunctions can result from:

    • Weakness
    • Over activity
    • Lack of coordination
    • Birthing trauma
    • Side effects of surgery in the pelvic region

    Pelvic floor symptoms might present as one or more of the following: 

  • When does muscle soreness becomes an injury - and what to do about it
  • If you’re not already running you’ll find training for minimos starts to enter into your minds over the next few weeks (well it should anyway!). With any new type of training you may develop some muscle soreness. A common question to us is “how can I tell the difference between a potential injury or just muscle soreness?”

    Here are a few facts about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (commonly known as DOMS) which will help you decide whether you are injured or not and whether need to seek some advice from your Physio: