Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

  (By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist) Some common factors associated with muscle tears are: Dehydration It’s important to keep hydrated with fluids and electrolytes before, during and after sports activity to prevent muscle cramping and muscle tears....
DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

(By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist) DOMS is an acronym for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness which is the muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours post-exercise. It can also start as early as 6 hours and lasts until 72 hours post-exercise. DOMS is a common result of...
Hydration in Sport

Hydration in Sport

  Hydration in sport is vital to replace the loss of fluid that our body perspires, which controls our body temperature as we utilize energy. If we do not replace this fluid we overheat and dehydrate, which may lead to a decrease in performance and an increased...
Knee Pain? You Don’t Have To Live With It!

Knee Pain? You Don’t Have To Live With It!

By Adam Physiotherapist Most of us don’t realise how much we rely on our knees until something goes wrong with them. Usually, simple tasks, like crouching down, walking downstairs and jumping can become unachievable when we are suffering from knee pain. But don’t...
CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb...