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 […]

Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger Mallet finger is a very uncommon injury, often coined as baseball finger to describe the unexpected striking of a baseball onto the tip of the finger; forcing it to bend further than it is intended to go. This injury is not exclusive to baseball but may occur in other high velocity ball sports […]

The bare minimum

The bare minimum. “Imagine, bicep curling one 25kg dumbbell ( 95 – 100% 1 rep max) once, once a day and in 10 weeks still come out with gains! That’s insane!” How to increase our 1 rep max during lockdown     While we’re in lockdown, we know that our hard-earned hypertrophy is wasting away. […]

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome It is a scary thought to have burning numb pain in the groin area coupled with lower limb weakness and reduced bladder and bowel control. However, this disease does exist, and it is called Cauda Equina syndrome. Follow along this blog to see what this issue entails and what can be done […]

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Hip pain may be attributable to a wide variety of causes. Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is one of them. In short FAI is the growth of abnormal anatomy at the hip leading to abnormal and painful loading of the hip joint. This may further present and transform into cartilage labral injuries, bone bruising […]

Shin Splints

Shin Splints/Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) Here’s a question for the more recreational runners and avid trainers, have you heard or ever suffered from shin splints? In one leg? In both legs? If you’ve ever had it you’ll know that the pain is unbearable and throws a rather cumbersome spanner in the works. It is […]