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Biomechanics BS. Can you ‘predict’ injury or pain?

The perspective that the body is an interconnected unit that displays regional interdependence is a valuable one. That different parts interact in different ways during different activities and influence ROM (range of movement) in other areas of the movement chain … Continue reading

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Simple side of biomechanics!

One of the key things to understanding how to view the body functionally specific is the biomechanics behind how we move. A (simplified) understanding of biomechanics allows us to break down different functions to create authentic movement based techniques that … Continue reading

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Movement screens!

I have read a lot of stuff on movement screens recently and specific “functional tests” such as overhead squats and single leg squats. People both extolling their virtues and others maybe less sure about their validity. I thought I might … Continue reading

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Strength

So I have not blogged for a while. It feels like I have been here, there and everywhere teaching in November. From New York to the Manz fitness conference in Portugal and more locally in the UK. In this blog … Continue reading

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Fascia

I have read a few blogs recently on fascia. All of them giving a different perspective on what is a very prevalent topic at the moment. One was based around the significance of fascial contraction and the biomechanical influence it … Continue reading

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The Hamstrings!

The hamstrings are one of the most misunderstood muscles in the body and the explanation of them shortening when we bend the knee or lengthening when we straighten the knee is a huge simplification. To also view them simply as … Continue reading

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Knee pain-Patellofemoral. A functional approach.

Knee pain is very, very common. Although there are many types of knee pain affecting the various bursars, tendons and ligaments in that area, one of the most common is patellofemoral pain. Rather than delve too deep into the minutia … Continue reading

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