Tag: physiotherapy

Super quick journal review of Physical Therapy in Sport February 2010

Physical Therapy in Sport February 2010 Bracing does not improve dynamic stability in chronic ankle instability subjects Gribble et al 1. The authors suggest that time to stabilise (TTI) is not sensitive enough to pick up improvements 2. Alternatively, bracing prevents gross movement but doesn’t help with the mid range proprioception required for stability. Shoulder functional ratio in elite junior tennis players Saccol et al. 1. Concentrically external rotators should be at least 2/3rds of the strength of the internal rotators (Ellenbecker & Davies 2000) 2. Eccentric strength of external...

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How are your lower abdominals? Part 4 of 4: Exercise

In the first three parts of this series we discussed the importance of body fat, gut health and stress to lower abdominal appearance. In this part we will discuss the role of exercise.   If you’ve taken action on the first three parts of this blog chances are you will develop a flat lower abdominal region. However in order to “tone up” the area or improve the definition further some specific exercises will help.   Before embarking on specific lower abdominal exercises you should consult with a qualified exercise professional. The lower abdominals help flatten out the lower back and...

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Ankle Pain and the Neck Part 2

Part 1 discussed why a patient’s sinus tarsi syndrome may have been due to cumulative trauma, driven by over pronation.  Then how the patient’s anteriorly rotated pelvis on the same side may have been causing this over pronation. This part will discuss how the upper cervical spine can influence the pelvis and thus the feet. You will recall from part 1 that this patient had an anteriorly rotated left pelvis. The question then is why? Undoubtedly there was a muscle imbalance holding it in place as shown by his tighter muscles on the front of the left leg and low back. This was coupled...

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