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Why Pronation is not the Villain

Why Pronation is not the Villain

With the prevalence of running related injuries hot on the tongues of running enthusiasts and health professionals alike, we take a deeper look into why foot over-pronation is unfairly maligned as the cause for a slew of running-related injuries. The key point that is often overlooked by misinformed proponents of the ‘overpronation’ theory is that pronation is a normal part…

Pregnancy: A Window of Opportunity for Musculoskeletal Repair

Pregnancy: A Window of Opportunity for Musculoskeletal Repair

With pregnancy come significant changes to a woman’s physiology and biomechanics that can pose a challenge for soon-to-be mums. There is often a focus on the potentially injurious outcomes of pregnancy, however the same hormonal changes that are responsible for back and pelvic pain also provide a unique potential for healing longstanding or chronic musculoskeletal injuries. PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES IN PREGNANCY The…

How Osteopathy Can Make You a More Powerful Swimmer

How Osteopathy Can Make You a More Powerful Swimmer

By combining plyometric theory with basic biomechanics, we can begin to understand how manual therapies such as Osteopathy can play a role in increasing the mobility of the spine, hips and upper limb to optimise the power of your swimming stroke. PLYOMETRIC THEORY Plyometric exercises are those where the muscle is enabled to reach maximal force in the shortest possible time. The…