Category Archives: Fitness

SHOULDER PROBLEMS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE – part one

The shoulder is inherently unstable. The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone) as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The glenoid  (shoulder socket) only contacts approx 30% of humeral (upper arm bone) head. The labrum (cartilage ring) increases joint […]

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR OLYMPIC LIFTING?

Olympic lifting, when performed correctly, is the ultimate sporting example of the combination of mobility and stability, and an expression of the summation of forces through the kinetic chain during the performance of a closed skill. The rise in popularity of CrossFit means it’s becoming more relevant for physical therapists to have an understanding of […]

KETTLEBELLS AND TRX SUSPENSION STRAPS.. ARE THEY ALL THEY ARE HYPED UP TO BE? PART 2 – TRX

The TRX is another hyped up piece of equipment which may or may not deserve to have such a strong spotlight shining it’s way. TRX has many advantages; it can be a great full body workout, it involves stabiliser muscles and engages the core, workouts can be quick, it’s versatile, portable, the workout guide has […]