DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANKLE SPRAINS: UPDATE OF AN EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINE

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANKLE SPRAINS: UPDATE OF AN EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINE

WHAT´S NEW??  Findings of a report completed by the European Institute of Sports Physiotherapy  INTRINSIC RISK FACTORS: Individuals of the female sex, as well as potentially a lower BMI, were identified to be at higher risk for experiencing ankle sprains. Deficiencies in proprioception and range of motion are recommended to be identified and addressed in rehabilitation and prevention programs to decrease the risk of recurrence. EXTRINSIC RISK FACTORS: An increasing amount of new data identified soccer players, especially defenders playing…

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Fit over 50

Fit over 50

Regular physical activity has many beneficial effects on physical and mental wellbeing. Being active from an early age can help prevent many diseases just as regular movement and activity can help relieve the disability and pain associated with these conditions. Importantly, the benefits of physical activity can be enjoyed even if exercise starts later in life.   Some Benefits include; Reduced risk of developing stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancers and coronary heart disease. Weight bearing activities can reduce the…

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Want a quick and easy way to QUIT SMOKING?

Want a quick and easy way to QUIT SMOKING?

Smoking Cessation Programme LASER THERAPY is a scientifically proven method to help you successfully stop smoking. It is entirely safe and pain free. A low level laser beam is applied to specific energy points on the body. This stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural chemical to help keep the body relaxed and calm. When you stop smoking it is primarily the sudden drop in endorphin levels that lead to withdrawal symptoms and physical cravings. LASER THERAPY…

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Three Week Plan to Get Fit for Skiing – Week 3

Three Week Plan to Get Fit for Skiing – Week 3

  Week Three The goal of Week 3 is to increase the intensity a little bit more and hit the major muscles that will be using when you’re skiing down the slopes. Monday:  3 rounds (4 minute rest in between rounds) 30 Push ups 50h Mountain Climbers 30 second side plank (left side) 30 second side plank (right side) 50 Squats Since there is a long rest between rounds, these exercises are to be done at sprint speed. To perform…

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Three Week Plan to get Fit for Skiing – Week 2

Three Week Plan to get Fit for Skiing – Week 2

Week Two The goal of Week 2 is to increase the intensity a little bit and hit the major muscles that will be using when you’re skiing down the slopes. Monday:  Find a hill 6 rounds of 100 metre uphill sprints 2 minutes rest 100 metre down hill run with an emphasis on a fast but controlled pace 2 minutes rest     Tuesday Rest Day   Wednesday Medicine Ball Squats x 10 Leg Raises x 10 Plank hold x…

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