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Looking to increase speed?

To get fast you need to train fast and specific Physiotherapist Jordan Visser discusses techniques to use in training to develop your running speed. One of the fundamental principles of strength training is specificity. When it comes to speed, in order to get fast, you need to train fast. Speed has many attributing factors, such as muscles, neural pathways and co-ordination. Let’s start with muscles. Building strength in muscles will increase power; power being force that propels us when we have toMore
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RICER and No HARM treatments for soft tissue injuries

One of the most common treatment recommendations for a soft tissue injury is the RICER method and No HARM Protocol. R.I.C.E.R Method: (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Referral) The RICER method is an effective procedure used in the initial treatment of a soft tissue injury. Rest: It is suggested that you take a break from the activity that caused the injury in order to give the injury time to heal. Ice: The injury should be iced on and off in 20-minuteMore

Four recovery stages of a soft tissue injury

Sport is a great way to have fun, keep fit and stay active, but what do you do when physical activity causes an ache or pain? To prevent further injury, or to get you back to your normal activity level, Friendlies Physiotherapy Service head physiotherapist Matt Churchill said a staged rehabilitation was needed. “They are the damage limitation phase, retraining phase, restoration of normal movement and then sport specific retraining,” Mr Churchill said. Damage limitation phase This starts immediately followingMore

Got foot pain?

Here is a simple exercise to help get you back on your feet: Did you know that we have muscles in our feet that aren’t attached to the muscles in our legs? These are called the Intrinsic Foot Muscles and they have their origin and insertion in the foot only. Wearing footwear all day restricts the movement of these muscles, especially narrow-toed shoes. Our Intrinsics help to control posture and also stabilise the arches of the foot while also providingMore