Training Loads (Part 2).

Loads and the body

The previous blog was on monitoring of training loads amongst professional sports people. In a clinical setting, we tend to see more of the amateur sportspersons as well as both active and less active people. Training loads are relevant to the individual for example an external load such as cutting the hedge is the same for two people but if one is sedentary and the other is an active gardener then the internal load (physiological and perceptual ...

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Clinic starts Parkinson’s classes at Bramall Lane

 

The former manager of Sheffield United, Billy McEwan is attending PD warriors classes at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic.  So successful have the classes being that Billy approached his old club to see if they could host the sessions.  These now run twice a week at Bramall Lane for people  with Parkinson’s (PD).  For more information follow the link or contact Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic (0114) ...

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New job opportunity at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic

Are you an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist?

Are you looking for a change?

 

Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic is looking for an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist to join the team as a self employed associate.

The clinic has been in operation since 2004 and treats a wide variety of clients, MSK, Neuro, Vestibular, Chronic Pain, Womens and Mens Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Fatigue/ME and Respiratory. There are currently 13 Physiotherapists working for the practice and two admin staff. The two lead physiotherapists are both associate Lecturers at Sheffield ...

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PD Warrior comes to Sheffield

Who am I?

I’m Neil, one of the Sheffield PD Warrior pioneers, and aren’t I lucky? What great timing. Barely have I had time to get used to my diagnosis of early stage Parkinson’s Disease than PD Warrior comes to Sheffield – one of the few places in the world outside its base in Australia.

What is PD Warrior?

PD Warrior is a Parkinson’s treatment based ...

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What is an appropriate training load? (Part 1)

The dichotomy of over or under training has been an evolving area of sports science and medicine over the last 10 years. Imbalances between training loads and recovery have the potential to cause or increase injury risks and as always there is a lot of anecdotal information that can be misleading. There is now increasing evidence with the development of GPS technology monitoring athletes along with various other subjective and objective markers that are providing clearer patterns of potential risks ...

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Does lifting with your back straight reduce low back pain?

 

Have you had back pain for a while? Is it worse after lifting? Are you under the impression that you should keep your back straight and brace your ”core” when you lift”?

Well, you might want to think again.

It’s almost part of our culture that you should “keep your back straight” when you lift. However, it’s important to update culture and ask: what’s the evidence for this advice? Well, you may find it surprising, but the evidence for this advice is ...

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PD Warrior – Do you want to slow your Parkinson’s down?

Sheffield pd warrior slow down parkinsons disease Join us Wednesday 17 August 2016 to find out how.

PD Warrior is an exercise philosophy that aims to slow your Parkinson’s down. Developed in Australia in 2011 by two neurological physiotherapists Melissa McConaghy and Lynn Tullock, it has already helped thousands of people around the world. It is now coming to Sheffield.

PD Warrior is a ‘neuro-active’ ...

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What do we mean by early stroke management?

In the UK there are approximately 152,000 strokes annually. There are also 1.1million stroke survivors and 76% of these have physical deficits. Stroke remains the largest cause of complex disability in the UK.

The physiotherapists role is to help people reach their full physical potential and maximise their functional abilities to enable them where possible to reintegrate into society.

There is evidence emerging that early physiotherapy intervention following a stroke leads to improved physical outcomes. The Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) in ...

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Common Cycling Injuries

This post discusses the most common cycling injuries.  The most frequent areas of the body that cyclists report having pain are at the knee and lower back. The latter being the most common and both are well documented from collected data over the last twenty years. Unfortunately, the research into causes of these problems are sparse and often anecdotal.

The very nature of cycling (in particular road cycling) and the pedalling action is repetitive with often long hours in the saddle. Minor discomforts ...

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Achilles & calf strain in runners

Achilles problems are the curse of all athletes, particularly runners. They are usually the most severe of lower limb injuries and result in the most training time lost or even cessation of running. The mechanisms of injury are debatable but are usually due to excessive:

  1. Tensile loading – which is the maximum stress that the tendon/tissue can withstand while being stretched before breaking.
  1. Shearing stress –opposing forces.
  1. Hyperthermia – increase temperature in the tissue.

These are the mechanisms but more relevant to ...

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Why are we still using core stability exercises?

The term ‘core stability’ has been a term that we as physiotherapists have endured for the last 20 years. Back in the 1990’s a small number of medical articles reported that people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) demonstrated changes in onset timing of certain abdominal muscles. Unfortunately, these findings along with anecdotal beliefs about abdominal muscles led to a revolution and a worldwide industry in promoting core stability type exercises. The fundamental assumption was that weak abdominals lead to ...

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