Sticks & Stones – Bec Van de Scheur

STICKS AND STONES…   Best selling author Don Miguel Ruiz in his book The Four Agreements reveals what he believes to be the primary sources of self-limiting beliefs. The first and most important of these principles is to be impeccable with your word.   It sounds easy enough, as a professional we are under the … Continue reading Sticks & Stones – Bec Van de Scheur

Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Hello, welcome back, so how did you get on with your first taste of outdoor training? The time has come to move things along and challenge the system a little more. So I'm going to outline the next level with a new set of exercises. Each one will be slightly more advanced than the previous … Continue reading Part 2: Beginners Outdoor Training

Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

Now you've made the decision to head outdoors to train, it's time to get some structure into your session. As a regular gym goer you'll probably have your own routine and level you feel comfortable with, certainly an idea of what stage you're at in terms of what you deem hard or easy. So lets … Continue reading Part 1: Beginners Outdoor Training

7 Minute Work Out

I recently read an interesting article titled "7 minutes to get fit" with the catch line "Do twice a week. Job done". Instantly I was intrigued, fit in two 7min sessions, this ought to be good, or too good to be true. So I began to read. Studies have found you don't need to spend … Continue reading 7 Minute Work Out

Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Avoid HARM for acute injuries After injuring yourself it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you use, ice or heat? Rest or movement? Elevation or massage? The asnwers to these questions are found in the type of injury that you have sustained. Acute Injuries An acute injury is an injury with a … Continue reading Avoid HARM for acute injuries (TOP TIPS)

Cycling Technique and Muscles

Cycling Technique & Muscle Activation: Thanks all for taking the time to read my blog about cycling. I'm only a physiotherapist and by no means a coach or bike fitter so these are just my observations and understanding from reading around the topic. Cycling Muscle Co-ordination The diagram to the left demonstrates the muscular sequence … Continue reading Cycling Technique and Muscles

Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

As I am a female bike fitter, we tend to get a lot of female cyclists come in for a bike fit, with their primary complaint being saddle comfort (with numbness and soreness being the top issues within this). It is unfortunately normal for cyclists to think that saddle discomfort is something that needs to be tolerated, but this is … Continue reading Saddle Issues for Female Cyclist by Bianca Broadbent

Commonwealth Day #9 – Reflection 4

  The 2014 commonwealth games is coming to a close within the next few days. The Glasgow platform has provided some amazing sporting outcomes and a great experience for athletes, team officials, and Clydesiders alike. As part of the medical services, working in the polyclinic has given me a taste of the multi-sport elite level competition, … Continue reading Commonwealth Day #9 – Reflection 4

Commonwealth Day #1 – Reflection 1

Commonwealth Reflection #1: So yesterday saw my first shift in the Commonwealth Games Polyclinic as a physiotherapist. Working alongside multiple professions under one roof is the idealist approach to rehabilitation and it works rather well.   Its my first experience at a multi-sport event, such as the Commonwealth Games, and yesterday was interesting. The polyclinic runs … Continue reading Commonwealth Day #1 – Reflection 1

Has a Hamstring Injury Shown Jozy the Alti-door To The World Cup?

Jozy Altidore - World Cup InjuryBy Gemma Tomkinson  posted Jun 18, 2014Jozy Altidore, a 24-year-old USA striker, who plays for Sunderland in the Premier League, suffered a hamstring injury after 22 minutes of the first half of the 2-1 victory over Ghana. He had been running down a ball with Ghana's John Boye when he … Continue reading Has a Hamstring Injury Shown Jozy the Alti-door To The World Cup?