Category: Exercise Prescription

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Exercise ‘works’, but we have no idea how exercise works

Exercise is widely recommended for painful conditions, but many people in pain don’t respond well to exercise and we have no idea why. Through this…

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Is it time to put a hold on isometrics?

Back in 2015, a new paper hit the headlines when it reported a HUGE reduction in tendon pain with the use of isometric exercises (Rio…

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Why Every Kid Should Play Multiple Sports

If you’ve been paying attention to youth sports over the last few decades, you’ve probably noticed a similar trend. Winter rolls around, and Little Johnny,…

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A Review of Core Stability Training in Rehab: Facts, Fallacies and Future Directions

Over the last two decades one of the most popular forms of exercise in the health and fitness industry is core stability training. While the…

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Physiotherapy for Hypermobility…and some personal thoughts

When I was still a physiotherapy student almost ten years ago, I don’t remember being taught much about hypermobility. At most we were shown a…

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Principles > Methods – The 6 Key Ingredients of Rehabilitation

The following blog was written by Jarred Boyd (PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS) and Anthony Iannarino (PT, DPT, PRC, CSCS). INTRODUCTION There is not a…

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Why should exercises be pain-free? Part 2: Pain & philosophy

MIND-BODY DUALISM The first part of this blog discussed how traditional thinking often attributes improvements to pain to changes tissues structure and function. This historical…

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10 Phrases to Teach a Parrot to Recite to Injured Runners

​I’m strongly considering buying a parrot. Not only would a parrot be fun to have as a pet, but it would also prove invaluable in…

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Rescheduling Part 2 of the 11+ reduces injury burden and increases compliance in semi-professional football

Background & Objective Football (soccer) is the most popular game in the world however injury incidence and burden is an ongoing problem. To address this…

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