Back Pain - the chain of command

Back Pain - the chain of command

Back Pain: The Chain of Command Your spine is essentially a chain that forms the ‘backbone’ of your entire body. Without it you would be a blob of muscles, organs and soft tissue piled on the floor. It is the pillar that supports your body, allows you to walk, stand and sit, as well as…

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performance enhancement in divers

performance enhancement in divers

Working with some internationally competing divers this last few weeks. We have been looking at performance enhancement. One issue with one of the divers is that when the diver is in the air, he is unable to keep his legs in position. He enters the water in a slightly piked position rather than straight. He…

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Foot biomechanics

Foot biomechanics

An interesting biomechanical issue unpacked this week. In our performance enhancement session with a runner, we were discussing foot biomechanics and past injuries. These included tibial stress fractures, navicular fractures, tight calves and plantar fasciitis. Overpronation Looking at the foot there was a degree of (more than normal) overpronation, leading to a lack of use of…

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