Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia  From the Greek language “sarx” meaning flesh and “penia” meaning poverty/loss. Muscle mass and strength declines at a rate of 3% – 8% per decade after the age of 30, with these figures increasing after the age of 60. It’s arguably one of the largest...
Physical Resilience

Physical Resilience

Physical resilience   What is physical resilience? Physical resilience is the body’s ability to successfully adapt to imposed physical stressors. Such as infection, injury, physical activity, surgery and even the aging process.  There seems to be a variety...
What’s tennis elbow?

What’s tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is possibly the pain and irritation felt on the outside of the elbow. Key facts: 1 – 3% of the population experience tennis elbow each year Only 10% are tennis players What are the symptoms? Pain on gripping...
What are trigger points?

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are specific and predictable points in skeletal muscles which can produce localised and/or referred pain. Trigger points not only produce pain but can also reduce a joint’s range of motion and cause persistent tightness. They often result after injury...
What’s tennis elbow?

Hamstring injury and prevention

Hamstring injuries represent 12% – 16% of all athletic injuries and have a re-injury rate of around 22% – 34% depending on which studies you read (Schmitt et al, 2012). What are the risk factors for hamstring injury? Poor flexibility Strength discrepancies...