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Sports Massage

30 June 2022

Sports massage also known as a deep tissue massage is a well-known technique to help with muscle soreness, tightness, and muscle spasms. Even though it is called sports massage, you don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from one. Soft tissue work is great to reduce upper and lower back tightness for people that tend to sit a lot at work.  Sports massage can benefit people that train at the gym. It could help you to train more regularly and...

Shoulder pain

6 January 2022

Rotator Cuff related shoulder pain So how do you know if you’ve got rotator cuff pain and what is it? Well, around 70% of shoulder pain in over 45 is related to disorders of the rotator cuff.   Normally people with rotator cuff issues have pain around the outside of the shoulder. Frequently, the pain can be felt down the arm sometimes to the elbow.  It’ll generally be the more painful movements being lifting the arm out to the side. The...

Lower Back pain management blueprint

31 October 2021

Lower back pain management blueprint Low back pain (LBP) is defined as pain that is localised below the ribs (costal margin) and above the inferior gluteal folds (bottom of the buttocks) with or without referred pain down the leg(s) (sciatica). Most of the cases (75% - 90% depending on research) are likely to improve in four to six weeks (ref) However, that does not mean that those who fail to improve in the initial six weeks will live forever in pain. 41%...

Alternative exercises to the Deadlift

23 July 2021

So previously we have talked about deadlifting and what variations you can try. Today we are looking at other ways you can still hit those muscles of the posterior chain that doesn’t involve deadlifting. Whether that because it’s something you’re struggling with due to niggles, injury or pain while doing it, or just fancy a change but still want effective exercises to hit the same areas. Today we going to show you 7 alternatives for strengthening that posterior chain.These...

Deadlift variations

18 June 2021

Hello, do you ever struggle with the deadlift? Looking for alternatives, trying to improve your deadlift. Per put focus on different areas and need to adjust due to an injury, so you can still get benefits of a great exercise, well we have you covered with 7 variations you can do of the deadlift. Number 1 - is the Hex Bar deadlift You will need a hex bar for this and you’re holding it out to the side like a suitcase...

Deadlift

5 May 2021

Today we are talking about the deadlift! We are getting into how to perform the deadlift correctly and effectively with some top tips. We are also getting into 4 of the most common mistakes to avoid.  The deadlift is a great compound exercise hitting several muscle groups and strengthening that posterior chain. The posterior chain refers to all the muscles on the back of your body, with a big focus on the hamstrings, glutes, and erector spinae.  A lot...

Long Covid

23 April 2021

What is Long covid and what are the symptoms? Recently growing evidence from patients’ experience has shown that a significant part of people that suffered from COVID 19 struggle to shake off the unwanted side effects from the disease. These include difficulty breathing, trouble concentrating (brain fog), chest pain, fatigue.  Most people report difficulty in engaging with normal activities of daily living and reduced energy levels. However, long covid is still a fairly unknown condition with no clear diagnostic criteria nor...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

28 November 2020

The peer-reviewed paper Aging published a research paper that investigated the HBOT and its potential improvement to the telomere length (TL) and decrease of immunosenescence.  In other words, the researchers found that a unique protocol of treatments with high-pressure oxygen in a pressure chamber can reverse two major processes associated with aging and its illnesses: the TL (protective regions located at both ends of every chromosome) and the accumulation of old and malfunctioning cells in the body (aka “zombie”...

Longevity and Aging

27 November 2020

Aging - introduction Is the process of becoming older. That’s the simplest explanation found on Wikipedia. We all start to age as soon as we are born. The first symptoms of aging are the loss of ability to hear high-frequency sounds (>20kHz). This happens when we hit our teenage years. Why are we aging? At the cellular level, two key hallmarks of the aging process include Telomere Length (TL) shortening and cellular senescence (also called “zombie” cells). This video below explains...

Shoulder Pain

15 July 2020

Rotator cuff related shoulder pain The rotator cuff is a complex made of four muscles and their tendons (muscle attachments on a bone). This particular structure keeps the shoulder joint in the socket joint. The shoulder joint is the fastest and the most mobile joint in the human body. To achieve this level of mobility sacrifices had to be made. And the sacrifice comes in a shape of stability. The shoulder joint (ball and socket) has a very shallow socket. Therefore, ...