Migraines can be severe and debilitating for some people so it is always vital to try to find more ways to prevent and treat them. This video will look at research to see how effective exercise is for migraines and also what type of exercise is more effective.
Here is the final video in the story of my Pec tear rehab. Find out how my Pec tear is doing after 1 year since tearing it and not having surgery. Can I do press-ups? Does it look weird? Does it hurt?
Should you take non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis or are they potentially bad?
I have arthritic knees and my doctor says I have to live with it and just take some anti-inflammatories. I hear this quite a bit and it is disappointing when I do because this is not evidence-based practice. We know there is plenty of things that you can do to improve your symptoms and function […]
“Lift with your legs, not your back and you won’t get hurt.” Sound familiar? This is commonly taught in manual handling courses but why? Is there any real evidence for it? Does manual handling training reduce injury?
“I’m just stretching my shoulder joint!” Now, there are many stretches for the shoulder joint and its joint capsule, especially with conditions such as frozen shoulder, but how much force does it take to stretch the shoulder capsule specifically? Here is a study where they measured the force required to stretch the shoulder joint capsule, […]
Are you worried about losing all of your gains when you can’t train through injury or you are on holiday or vacation? Just how fast do you lose muscle when you don’t exercise?
This is my own experience as a Physio on how to manage a Pec tear. In this video, I will discuss the update on my injury since the previous video, what this means for me in the long term and how I am rehabilitating my injury.
Have I torn my Pec tendon? Quite possibly! Eek! This is my own experience as a Physio on how to manage a Pec tendon tear in the early phase. I will discuss what I am doing in the acute pre-operative phase of a Lower Pectoralis Major tendon rupture and will document my recovery and rehab […]
Many physios including myself have been told of the dangers of open chain quads exercises to somebody rehabilitating an ACL reconstruction. It had been said that it is too risky to the graft due to the high strain of an open chain exercise such as a leg extension but is this really true or not?
There are many reasons to gain weight and the modern world has a problem with obesity but what effect does sleep have on your weight?
“I had physio and it didn’t work for me”. There is so much wrong with this statement. Physiotherapy isn’t passive and just done to you and not all physios are the same and more. This video discusses these issues to help the general public gain a better understanding of what physiotherapy really is, to help […]
Do you train your shins? No! What do you mean! You really should, but why? Ever heard of an exercise called Tibialis raises this video details how they can help you. If you want to see the full video of how to do them then click here: https://hawkesphysiotherapy.co.uk/exercise/tibialis-raises/
In certain jobs it is the norm to physically train your job to aid performance and prevent injury but why isn’t this approach taken in all workforces?
Can a sports massage be too hard or is it the harder the better? Find even more in-depth information on this subject here: https://hawkesphysiotherapy.co.uk/does-massage-hurt/
“My back is really stiff! I need a massage!” Now your back feels stiff but is it really? Wait, what I don’t understand? Feeling stiff obviously isn’t normal but can you objectively get a stiff back or not meanings feeling tight or stiff a sensation or can it be objectively measured?
“Dude! This is how you should squat. Hip width apart.” Can you issue a blanket statement about how you should squat, specifically in this case, stance width? Should I squat with a wide or narrow stance?
Quads, quads, quads, Hamy’s hamy’s hamy’s…..Soleus, wait what? Yes, you may not realise but the Soleus calf muscle may play a very important role in ACL rehab. So, how important is the Soleus for ACL rehab?
“My back went from just sneezing!” Contrary to popular belief most people I see don’t hurt their back with heavy lifting but most people are looking for this reason. So why do you hurt your back according to research?
“Get your pre-workout in bro!” So pre-workouts contain caffeine and often other stimulants. Caffeine improves your workouts by stimulating the nervous system but is this all it affects? Does caffeine affect muscle contraction?
“It hurts when I do that so it’s bad and I shouldn’t do it!” Sounds logical doesn’t it but if you think something will hurt will it hurt more. We know that exercise increases pressure pain thresholds which is known as exercise-induced hypoalgesia. But can thinking that exercise will be painful make it painful?
“It’s my TFL (Tensor Fascia Lata) causing my issues!” It appears the TFL is often blamed for various issues such as ITB syndrome, greater trochanteric pain syndrome and patellofemoral syndrome but is a dysfunctional Tensor Fascia Lata the cause of injury?
“I’m going to foam roll my ITB to release it!” You hear this all the time but can you release your ITB? Firstly, your ITB isn’t a muscle, so it cannot contract or relax and it doesn’t respond like a muscle to stretch, pressure or load. So does foam rolling release your ITB?
“I had one session with a physio and the exercises that they gave me made it worse so I’m not going back.” Ok, so this is a problem because rehab exercises are designed to stress your injury to create an adaptation to improve the sensitivity and ultimately improve your function. If an exercise seems to […]
“I want to get faster-sprinting speed, what exercises should I do?” So, people will often look at the muscles involved in sprinting and work on strength and power with exercises that target these muscles but does direction or range of movement matter on your exercise selection? What gym exercises can help me to sprint faster?