Why is it that so many people think that training harder will get you everywhere? Ever heard the quote ‘train smarter not harder’? The body needs down time and time to adapt so don’t feel guilty about taking rest days – they can actually make you faster! Here are the top four reasons why rest days are such a crucial part of your training program.Read More
The Female Triad is the name given to a unique combination of circumstances commonly found in female athletes that significantly increases their chance of developing a serious injury or illness.
The Female Triad is used to explain the relationship between how much energy is available, menstrual function and the effect these have on bone density. This can range from being healthy to developing a physical or psychological disease and needs to be recognised by healthcare professionals.Read More
As females we have this extra amazing thing that our body can do – it's called pregnancy! Although this is generally a joyful time for most, the implications for exercise post can sometimes last a long period of time. Here are some of the common issues with pregnancy and how can you get back into exercise safely.Read More
If you are experiencing pain at the back of the foot or ankle, you may have a case of Achilles Tendonopathy.
Triathletes are at greater risk of developing an injury to the Achilles tendon due to the unique nature of the sport. Both cycling and running can place a lot of load through the Achilles, placing it at risk of developing an injury.
Patellofemoral Joint Syndrome (PFJS) is a condition that I see regularly, especially in female triathletes. PFJS pain generally appears at the front or 'deep' within the knee joint that occurs during certain movements such as deep lunges, squats, running at intensity, climbing stairs, going uphill or during cycling.Read More
If you ask any swimmer or overhead sport athlete, chances are they will have had some form of shoulder injury. Triathletes are no exception with swimming usually making up a percentage of their training. Recent research has defined “shoulder impingement” as a symptom of an injury rather than a type of injury itself. It is this fact that makes the correct diagnosis key to re-engaging athletes into swimming or other sports as quickly and safely as possible.Read More