Category: Exercise Prescription

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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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Why should exercises be pain-free? Part 1 – pain and biomechanics

Introduction The blog aims to take a look at exercise prescription for MSK pain. Why do we prescribe exercises the way we do? What does…

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The REAL Truth About Pain Science & Body Mechanics: A Response to Criticism

Joel Seedman, a personal trainer, recently wrote an article called the The Truth about Pain Science and Biomechanics, which presents a lengthy attack on “pain…

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Is Dopamine More Powerful Than Opiates?

Is Dopamine More Powerful Than Opiates? How can we harness the power of dopamine through our exercise prescription to help manage chronic pain? Fascinating blog…

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How Much Should You Train During Injury?

Most of the issues I deal with when managing people with injuries stem from them not having the right information. You can find the heart…

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Exercise dosing for pain is not the same as exercise dosing for fitness!

EXERCISE DOSING FOR PAIN IS NOT THE SAME AS EXERCISE DOSING FOR FITNESS!   Exercise dosage in rehab is still one of the biggest areas…

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What Physios Should Know About Strength & Conditioning

As a strength and conditioning coach I have had experience working in a range of different environments, from working with general population doing personal training,…

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