December 20, 2010

Canberra Raiders, Injury, Soft Tissue Therapy

Preparations for the 2011 NRL season are well on the way. I and 4 other soft tissue therapists have been treating the Canberra Raiders for the past 5 weeks. In the New Year, we will be once again treating the Raiders once a week until the start of the season. During competition we treat the

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December 15, 2010

Knee, Osteoarthritis

Believe it or not people find that surgery is the cure for everything. Guess what, its not, and this study proves it. In many cases surgery is the easy way out. People forget that after surgery you still have to do the strength training, the mobility work and the flexibility. Why not just do that

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December 14, 2010

Knee, Osteoarthritis

Sorry to ‘harp’ on about this but people are always giving me reasons not to exercise. In this article published by the Journal of Anatomy, they investigate osteoarthritis (OA) and the impact exercise has on it. They concluded that providing the individual had a normal joint void of joint injury, vigorous low impact exercise has

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December 1, 2010

Back

A lower back pain study from the University of Sydney has found that between 30-40% of chronic lower back pain sufferers actually have no back pain 12 months after their initial diagnosis. ‘For people with recent onset chronic low back pain, 35% will recover by nine months and 41% by 12 months’ They report that

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December 1, 2010

Injury

The PecDec machine has been in gyms for many years. The purpose of the PecDec is to strengthen the pectoralis muscles (chest) through horizontal flexion in an externally rotated position. The problem is when the elbows are bent and you are exerting force, the shoulder joint can impinge on the rotator cuff tendons leading to

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