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Optimal Breathing

If you look at my 5 stages of rehabilitation, you’ll see that I have in stage 1 ‘master the skill of optimal breathing’. This is an extremely important part of good movement because, as described by Bordoni et al (2016): ‘Diaphragm’s activity is fundamental in the maintenance of posture and body position changes and influences […]

Stop Resting, Start Healing

Stop Resting, Start Healing

I’m going to make this short. I’ve said it many times and in many ways before but I need to say it again because I see the same mistakes being made by athletes. RESTING YOUR INJURY IS A WASTE OF TIME Would you recommend a weak person to rest so their muscle gets stronger? That’s […]

TOP Tip: A Thorough Assessment Doesn’t I

TOP Tip: A Thorough Assessment Doesn’t Involve Lying Down

One thing that you can be sure of when you get treated by a Physio or similar is that a practitioner can only learn so much by testing you on the bed. Unless your symptoms are very acute or present while just sitting there, the likelihood of figuring out your movement compensations is null unless […]

A Tale of Loss – the Good Kind!

This is Glyn. In January 2018 he enlisted my services to help him lose weight. The difference between the left and right photos? 7 months 11.3kg (~25 lbs) 5 inches around the waist The invisible gains: The ability to run 10k (when he thought he’d never run again) Hitting a PR of 70kgx5 in the […]

Rehabilitation Step by Step Process

Rehabilitation Step by Step Process

Here at TOP I strive to help athletes and the general population to achieve their health and fitness goals. I love helping people get stronger, faster and injury free so they can reach their maximum potential! I also help non-athletes to return to their desired activities pain-free. The client’s goal can be as simple as […]

Who to See for your Pain

Who to See for your Pain

When you have a new pain, it can be confusing to know how to interpret it. Seek help or leave it alone? Each case will be unique but hopefully this list will help you a little on your way! Any acute swelling or bruising means tissues have been broken and need healing. Advice: see a […]

 
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