Some Tips for Coaching Proper Form

Proper (or correct) form is essential to ensure your clients get the most out of their exercises and reduce the risk of injury. This quick article outlines the core principles of coaching good technique. Whether you are coaching a client through a: Basic plank, squat or lunge; or More technically demanding move such as a… Read More

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The Benefits and Risk of Running from 1982

Research Paper Title An Epidemiologic Study of the Benefits and Risks of Running. Abstract To better estimate rates of certain benefits and risks of recreational running, we sent questionnaires to 1,250 randomly selected male and 1,250 female registrants for a 10-km road race. The response rate was 55% for men and 58% for women. Telephone… Read More

Is Higher BMI Associated with Plantar Fasciopathy/Fasciitis?

Research Paper Title Higher body mass index is associated with plantar fasciopathy/‘plantar fasciitis’: systematic review and meta-analysis of various clinical and imaging risk factors. Question What (risk) factors are associated with plantar fasciopathy (PF)? Design Systematic review with meta-analyses. Participants Patients with PF. Factors All factors described in prospective, case–control or cross-sectional observational studies. Results… Read More

New Webpage on Plantar Fasciitis

A new webpage has just been upload which looks at the heel pain associated with the condition known as plantar fasciitis. The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight bearing exercise. An… Read More

A Review of Physiotherapy Records to Characterise MSK Injury in Australian Soldiers

Research Paper Title Review of Physiotherapy Records to Characterise Musculoskeletal Injury in Australian Soldiers in the 16th Air Defence Regiment. Background There is scant information on the types of musculoskeletal injuries, their causes and injury patterns that are sustained by Australian garrison soldiers (a permanent military post or place where troops are stationed). Rigorous physical… Read More

Are Female Soldiers More Likely To Get An Injury?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries in Female Soldiers: Analysis of Cause and Type of Injury. Objectives To record and analyse those injuries and conditions requiring referral to a military sports injury and rehabilitation centre over a three year period, with special reference to gender, type and site of injury, and the cause of the injury.… Read More

Physiotherapy Records to Characterise Musculoskeletal Injuries: Any Good?

Research Paper Title Review of Physiotherapy Records to Characterise Musculoskeletal Injury in Australian Soldiers in the 16th Air Defence Regiment. Background There is scant information on the types of musculoskeletal injuries, their causes and injury patterns that are sustained by Australian garrison soldiers (a permanent military post or place where troops are stationed). Rigorous physical… Read More