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Looking through fitness magazines and websites, there is certainly no shortage of information for the runners out there when it comes to performance and injury prevention, however, our other love at Asia Physio; Cycling, seems to be getting ignored, even though the rate of cyclists...

Along with almost every other health professional we were educated to extoll the importance of stretching before exercise and also to use it as a main go-to treatment for several types of injuries. However over the past few years there have been several studies showing...

As physiotherapists we have a great relationship and work closely with many surgeons. But despite this, much of what we do is trying to put these guys out of work. When musculoskeletal pain or injury strikes there is a relatively narrow range of treatment options....

In the die-hard ski community it has been said that you’re not a real skier until you have ruptured your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). While this might be over-stepping the mark a little, there is no doubt that the rate of ACL ruptures in skiers...

The Hippocratic Oath is a pledge that all doctors take when they are first registered to practice medicine. It includes the well known and oft-repeated, "First, do no harm", from the Greek ‘Primum non nocere’. This is certainly a good principle for doctors and physiotherapists to...

Human movement is more enjoyable when the body is flexible and capable of performing without restriction. Many tend to relate stretching to Yoga or Pilates. Some experts have advocated prolonged 60-second stretching as the gold standard for individuals and athletes.   We lose flexibility due to underlying...

As we have a special interest area in endurance sports and running we see a lot of people who have pain in their buttock that can be quite debilitating. It seems the classic case is the middle aged man with pain in their calf and...

[caption id="attachment_674" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Weighty issues[/caption] For those interested in running no doubt you would have come across news of the Class-action lawsuit against Vibram Five Fingers that was settled back in May. Since then those who had long scoffed at the shift away from big...

Like any responsible clinic owner, I occasionally Google our clinic name, to see what the search returns. A few years ago I found a bad review on an athlete’s blog. The review (which was later removed) was along the lines of “I went to Tokyo...

Over the past 20 years the method of choosing a running shoe has broken down as as follows: Have someone tell you if you are pronated or neutral Choose a shoe to match your foot type – supportive (pronation control) or neutral But recently studies have...

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