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 […]

Myofascial trigger point

Many people probably have experienced this: After finishing a long, hard working day, you try to massage your shoulder but find there’s a bend-like distribution pain on your muscle which hurts to press. That is a myofascial trigger point. Myoascial trigger points are described as localized tightness and tender spots in a certain muscle. These […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement

Updated: 16/3/20 We want to reach out to you to inform you about what Back to Active Sports and Spinal is preparing and doing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are working hard to keep our staff and clients safe, and have implemented a number of proactive steps and precautionary measures in order to maintain […]

Exercise and immune competency

How does exercise interact with our immune system? Will I catch coronavirus if I do exercise? Coronavirus is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot. There are a lot of justified fears circulating around this virus due to its virility and extent of symptoms. But what are the instances between coronavirus and exercises? Am […]

Forward Head Posture

Introduction According to the definition, human posture can be defined as the “carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of the limbs”.  An ideal posture indicates proper body alignment whilst using the least energy expenditure to maintain a long term desired position. Posture plays an important role […]