SHOULDER INJURY PREVENTION

To get the most out of our group fitness experience, we need to take the time and effort to look after our joints. In this article, physiotherapist Jackson Toigo explores the relationship between grip strength and shoulder function.   GRIP STRENGTH, THE ROTATOR CUFF, AND KETTLEBELLS How to use grip strength to increase rotator cuff […]

Exercise in Pregnancy

Key Point Pregnancy is safe and healthy to do in low-risk and uncomplicated pregnancies, if you have a high risk-pregnancy it is important to get clearance from your Obstetrician prior to starting a new exercise program.   30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most days is what we aim for.     Why should […]

Knee Braces

Do knee braces cause muscle wasting? It’s often stated that knee braces can cause muscle wasting, if used for too long. However, there has been very little research into this. A study by Callaghan et al. (2016) assessed 108 patients using braces for osteoarthritis of the patella-femoral joint (knee cap). They found that the maximum […]