Which lumbar support should I buy?

Which lumbar support should I buy? Although it is still unclear whether lumbar supports are more effective than other interventions for treatment of low back pain, we do frequently get the question, which lumbar support is best for my back. This creates a half truth in positing that lumbar support can decrease the susceptibility of […]

Flexion pulley injury

Flexion pulley injury for rock climbers   Fingers are very important, they help use hold things, they help us use a pen, they’re used for typing and all sorts of other meticulous tasks.   Rock climbers and bouldering alike, for those who heavily rely on their flexor components to hold up their body will be […]

Why Proprioception?

What is proprioception and why should I train it? We’ve all heard of the floating term proprioception, but what does it actually mean? Proprioception this, proprioception that, we could talk all about it and it would still mean nothing. Continue reading to get a better understanding of what it is! Here are two definitions of […]

Which Cardio machine is right for you?

Which Cardio machine is right for you?   It’s important to navigate the needs of the individual before identifying which cardio machine can reap the most positive results for you. What are your goals? What are you trying to slowly achieve? What pre-existing mechanical injuries do you have? What are you naturally inclined to and […]

Mechanisms of Injury (ACL)

If you’re a visual learner, here are pictures of the 3 forms of dynamic stance: (1) Knee-in & Toe-out: Knee valgus and foot abduction position (2) Knee-out & Toe-in: Knee varus and foot adduction position (3) Hyperextension: Hyper-extended knee position The mainstay formula to tearing an ACL is slight flexion up to 15 degrees with […]

Metabolic Equivalent of Task

Great infographic on metabolic equivalent of task (METS). This is a great way to define how much we’re working when we need to exert exercise; i.e “How hard a person works to do the activity”.       Some examples of moderate intensity activity (3 – 6 METS) include: brisk walking, dancing, gardening, domestic chores, […]

Parking Suggestion for Back to Active

Parking and Driving: You can park anywhere along Eden Park Drive, parking is pay parking at $3.5/hour from 7am to 7pm.  Public Transport: You can either take a train or bus if you want to visit us through public transportation. Our closest train station is the Macquarie Park station on Waterloo Road; 5 minutes walking from […]