I hope you and your family are well during these difficult times. Following the change in the government guidelines earlier this week with regards to social distancing we have taken the difficult decision to close our physical clinics. We believe that this is in the best interests of our patients, o...
As you are well aware the Government has recently stepped up it's response to the Coronavirus through closing entertainment, hospitality, and indoor leisure premises as of the 20th March. Furthermore, they have advised the public to stay at home and limit all but essential travel. We understand that...
#Strength training is a vital component of all rehabilitation programmes. #Deadlifts are often thought as hard, challenging exercises which should be avoided for people with #lowerbackpain
However research shows that deadlifts can have a significant improvement on quality of life and severity of pain in those suffering from lower back pain.
Aasa et al 2015 showed that those completing heavy deadlifts three times a week had a significant reduction in pain and similar outcomes to those doing lighter exercises every day despite exercising much less frequently.
Welch et al 2017 showed that patients with lower back pain for over three months had significant reductions in lower back pain, improved quality of life and reduced disability after four months of deadlifting.
Lifting heavy weights, with correct form, allows the body to get used to picking items up from the floor. This prepares the body for day to day tasks such as picking up boxes or laundry baskets from the floor.
Want guidance on how to undertake a strengthening rehabilitation programme? Find a local sports physiotherapist or message All Things Physio directly.
Great to see @lifting_polarbear getting back to his strong man training. #golferselbow can be very debilitating but can be effectively treated by modifying load and working on improving mechanics throughout the whole neuromusckuloskeletal system.
By no means the finished article but looking forward to working towards the upcoming strong man comps together.
On our last video we were looking at the ability of the body to do two things:
1: mimic the motion of a side step in #rugby as a measure of lateral power side to side
2: assess the ability of the body to rapidly decelerate medial forces at the knee on landing.
This second measure was key as it analysed control of knee valgus on landing, a movement associated with #ACL injuries.
With this video we are now looking at the bodies ability to absorb those same forces but also how it can accelerate out of that position into the opposite direction.
With this patient post right #aclrepair the ability of his body to go into but, even more importantly, explode out of medial forces at the knee is vital.
Again we are looking at both quantitative (distance travelled using the @matassessment) and qualitative (landing mechanics) components of this movement.
These are all part of a battery of tests we use to thoroughly assess our patients prior to reintroducing participation in #sport.