Month: May 2014

May 20, 2014 admin

Anatomy: The iliotibial band (ITB) or iliotibial tract is a band of connective tissue that runs from the top of the pelvic bone down the side of the hip and thigh and to the side of the knee. The muscles of the hip, buttock and thigh have fibres attaching into the ITB and tightness in…

May 5, 2014 admin

A RHP Physiotherapy Swimming Screening checks flexibility in all of the key areas for a fluid stroke and compares them to known desirable ranges. The screening can highlight which areas could be affecting technique or causing your injury problems. Screenings can be done on an individual basis in the clinic or for groups at your…

May 5, 2014 admin

It allows more of the power produced by your kick to push you forward through the water. Good body position in the water leading to a better “streamline” position and a more efficient stroke due to less drag. A more stable attachment point for the powerful shoulder muscles to work from. This means that they…

May 5, 2014 admin

vertebrae.jpgnucleus.jpg Injury to a disc can be quite painful and limit your ability to do everyday activities. Discs are most vulnerable when your spine is flexed and rotated, that is, when you bend forward and twist. When you sit your spine will also be in a flexed position so it is important to remember that…

May 5, 2014 admin

• Decreased exercise levels during the off-season lead to: • A deterioration in the load tolerance of our tendons • Reductions in muscle strength, endurance, and power. • Reduced balance and co-ordination via a dampening down of the brain to muscle nerve pathways. • Reduced aerobic fitness • Loss of flexibility Points to Consider with…

May 5, 2014 admin

As a consequence, excessive carbohydrate intake often leads to excessive cortisol secretion.  There are several causes of adrenal overload or fatigue, but if the gland has to continually produce excess cortisol due to carbohydrate overload, this will contribute. Because DHEA and cortisol act to balance each other, and because there is a finite amount of…