Most of us agree that stretching is an important part of training for any sport. However, it’s difficult to know which form of stretching is most effective. PNF stretching has increasingly gained popularity with physiotherapists and fitness professionals, but what is it?
Not every elite runner has perfect form. But, the contrast in form between elite runners and non-elite runners couldn’t be more dramatic. The biggest contrast is in running foot strike. In this post we’ll look at the simple drills you can use to improve your foot strike and ultimately, your running form.
The field of strength and conditioning is always changing. Ten years ago we were being told not to stretch before exercise. Now, it’s the opposite. So when it comes to static stretching vs. dynamic stretching, which is better?
This webinar provides an overview of psychological characteristics that are commonly identified as risk factors in sports injuries and some of the associated potential mechanisms.
This free webinar will help you understand the injury mechanisms which are key to improving injury prevention strategies.
Unlike typical sports injuries, medical conditions are not always immediately apparent. This post identifies 10 common medical conditions in athletes.
We are pleased to announce we will once again be supporting The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation’s ‘think tank’ day of professionals and ‘movers and shakers’ from across the arts hosted at StaatsBallett Berlin.
With the Premier League opener just under a week away, and with the likes of Liverpool’s James Milner, Everton’s Muhamed Besic and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere likely to miss their first games, injuries have been something of a talking point. But what if there was a way to predict and stop a player from getting injured before it even happened? Impossible? Well, researchers from the University of Birmingham and Southampton Football Club have been trying to achieve just that.
They’ve been busy analysing the performance of youth players and observing the links between their training and injury. Their findings have recently been published and hint that footballers’ injuries could be predicted by assessing their workloads during training and competitive matches.