There DOES NOT appear to be any short term advantage in improving flexibility when comparing stretching to the POINT OF PAIN with stretching to the POINT OF DISCOMFORT 🤔 . . 📝 Both forms of stretching resulted in very mild muscle tenderness but with no evidence of muscle damage 👍. . 📚 Flexibility was assessed using sit and reach and straight leg raise tests. . 📝 Both tests acutely increased range of movement and this was still increased 24 hrs later ⏳. . 👉 However there
Weight training can protect the brain from long term degeneration caused by Alzheimer's 🧠⏸️ . ◾Supportive Evidence 👇 🤓. . 📚 Hernandez et al 2015. What are the Benefits of Exercise for Alzheimer’s Disease? A Systematic Review of the Past 10 Years. . 📝 The above review showed that exercise may be important for the improvement of functionality and performance of daily life activities, neuropsychiatric disturbances, cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory fitness. . ➡️ Exercise
We know regular exercise prevents certain cancers and even lowers the risk of recurrence.
Exercise may directly slow cancer growth and aggressiveness, but we know little about the cellular mechanisms that exercise uses to stop cancer.
One thought is that hormones and other molecules released during exercise primes the immune system – activating immune cells to suppress cancer growth.
In the study below, researchers found that when mice with cancer run for 6 weeks o
🔑 Strength training is a valuable component of hamstring strain injury prevention❗️ . 1️⃣ Stiff leg deadlifts @ 60%BW were shown to recruit more activation from the muscle and therefore could be viewed as the most beneficial exercise to combat hamstring injuries.
The above study helps to provides an evidence-base from which to prescribe strengthening exercises to mitigate the risk of hamstring injury.
☝️With that being said when looking to undergo exercise(s) you should
A study carried out in 2011 has suggested that weight training in later life is fundamental for maintaining strength and motor function. At Releaf Physio in Newcastle we are firm believers in strength training and aim to get our clients training functionally as soon as possible. ➡️ Progressive strength training in the elderly is efficient, even with higher intensities, to reduce sarcopenia, and to retain motor function. ➡️ The study showed that Strength training in the elderl
According to an SOS International study, during the 2015-2016 holiday, doctors and nurses assisted more than 1,700 ski vacationers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland . ◾ What they found was that the knee was the most affected part of the body and accounted for nearly double of all injuries sustained to the lower half of the body and a bit higher than a third of all injuries.
◾ A bit of good statistical news is that head injury, while being a hot frontier issue, declined
ANATOMY The popliteus tendon originates on the lateral surface of the lateral femoral condyle (in front of and below the lateral collateral ligament origin) and also from the fibular head. It also has an origin stemming from the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus. The tendon then courses under the lateral collateral ligament, descends into the ‘popliteal hiatus’, and becomes extra-articular (outside the knee joint) before joining its muscle belly. It inserts into the tibi
If you play sport professionally you are automatically exposed to the importance of taking care of your body through regular stretching and strengthening. Our bodies are machines that need to be regularly serviced similar to a car and failure to do so increases one's risk of injury or in the case of a vehicle breaking down. Whether you are an avid fitness enthusiast or a weekend warrior these 4 reasons for why you should visit a sports injury clinic are a must read!! (1) Boos
As mindful runners, we can take all the proper precautions to make sure that we’ll never have to worry about hurting ourselves, but the reality is that no one is immune to injury. Let’s take a quick look at the five most common running injuries, how they manifest themselves and the best ways to treat them. Credit : Mario Fraioli / October 1, 2018 Plantar Fasciitis The symptoms: Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation in the bottom of the foot, is perhaps the peskiest problem that
Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. It can be very debilitating for an individual causing alot of pain and discomfort. We have put together some exercises to help reduce sciatica pain and improve ones function. Knee rolls Start position: Lie on your back on a mat or the carpet. Place a small, flat cushion or book under your head. Bend your knees and keep your feet straight and hip-width apart. Keep your upper body rela