Cycling

Lately, I’ve been thinking more about combining two of my passions…physio and cycling. I had a particularly long time to think about it all yesterday when taking part in 100 mile bike ride!! Even though I’m pretty obsessed by physio and cycling I’ve never really combined the two. I’ve not really worked much with cycling

How Muscles Work!

I wanted to follow up on the rehab process we've been building the last few weeks, but perhaps take it away from the foot directly. So today we will have a look at a bit of the process behind the rehab and look at how muscles work and how to use this knowledge in your

Ankle Rehab Strategies

Last week raised a few questions on the rehab strategies I used in the sessions to get back to playing. It doesn’t really matter if it is a quick return or if it’s a more significant sprain that takes longer, the process of regaining ROM, strength, balance power still has to happen. So, today we

The Syndesmosis Sprain Challenge

Last year I had a really fun challenge (though as always these things cost you some sleep!!). I was working with a rugby team and in the second to last game of the season a player had a low grade high ankle sprain. As always, there’s a certain urgency to get a starting player back

Joint Relationships

When teaching the Physioblogger CPD course it is always really good to get through all of the principles of function and how we apply those in functional assessment and treatment.  One of the ones we talk about is ‘joint relationships’.  It seems obvious to say that joints are in a relationship with each other, but

Describing Movement

What we are doing here is building the movement picture. How do you get someone to do the movement you want? What cues do you use to make sure that the desired outcome is subconsciously driven? There must be a million ways to do it and in time you will find the way that works

Bones Move

When you are looking at the analysis of any movement pattern, the common starting point of looking at what the joints are doing that's where I used to start. However, if you want to get a deeper understanding of movement you need to take a few steps back. Here are the steps I see as

Back in Action

It’s been a while since I last wrote something! It’s really difficult to find the time and energy sometimes. For the last 3 months I have been working for the WRU as lead physio for the Wales Women. Obviously, this makes life particularly busy on top of regular clinic work, so writing tends to take

5 Ways to Increase Dorsiflexion

Happy New Year Everyone. Having had a couple of weeks off writing I decided to start the New Year off with a BANG…so here is the most popular post I’ve ever written!!!! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 So here are 5 ideas that I use in my clinic every day: Sub-talar mobs There are many

Subconsciously Driven Movement

One of my favourite subjects ever!! When you think about this is makes so much sense. I’ve mentioned the gap between exercise and function i.e. if they want to get back to football after a knee injury, they need to do more than knee extensions and hamstring curls. That’s an extreme example, so most will