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Benefits of Sports Massage

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Benefits of Sports Massage

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Massage is a common and popular treatment

Massage is a common and popular treatment modality for athletes, coaches and therapists working with athletes. It is however, not limited to high end athletes or any particular age group, gender or demographic. Sports massage is a hard muscular massage that is utilised to loosen and relax tight muscles from use. Whether it is an Olympic grade athlete or someone who has gone for a long walk.

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ACL Rehabilitation

Friday, November 6th, 2015
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Common mechanism of injury for ACL rupture.


Rupture to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is usually repaired by surgically reconstructing the ligament.  Reconstruction is typically recommended, particularly with young active individuals, although non-operative management can be an option depending on stability of the knee and the levels of activity required by that person (Shea et.al, 2015).
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Why it’s important to add a pre-season to your pre-season

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Preseason training will vary depending on your sport and may need to be adapted to suit individuals.

Preseason training will vary depending on your sport and may need to be adapted to suit individuals.

Preseason.  Some hate it, some love it!  With many sports having just finished a lengthy preseason such as cricket and some due to commence over the next few months leading into the winter sports, it is a worth a talk about what you can do to maximise your performance.  (more…)

Foam Rolling – What is it and why you should do it

Friday, July 10th, 2015

image1Self-myofascial release,  also known as “foam rolling,” has evolved from a once secretive technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, via You-tube and other social media, and affordable products have introduced an increasing range of training and recovery methods to the average person. (more…)

Deep Tissue Massage: What is it exactly?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Many adults probably know the symptoms of myofascial restriction without knowing it by name. It can present itself as a dull, persistent ache in your knee, lowered range of motion in your shoulder, or muscles that tighten up while you are sleeping. These symptoms could be age related as these aches and pains do get worse with age, however they could be what is known as myofascial restriction. Fascia is a web like connective tissue that surrounds and holds the shape of all of your soft tissues in your body, including your muscles.

To understand fascia and how it works, think of an orange. Under the orange peel is the pith, the white fiber netting. Beyond the pith is the membrane that gives orange slices their shape, and even deeper is a thinner membrane that forms the tiny individual pulp. All of this internal material — the netting and the membranes — is much like the fascia in the human body.

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