Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition whereby the fibrous tissue that extends across the sole of the foot inflames and causes pain. This can occur for one of two reasons – over, or repeated, stretching of the arch of the foot, or compression to the area. Having the arch of your foot overstretch is usually a …

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Lower back pain keeping you up at night?

Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint with around 80% of adults experiencing it in their lifetime (National Institutes of Health, 2017). Unsurprisingly, this has shown to crossover to people’s working lives with lower back pain being the predominant cause of sick days taken in the UK (National Institutes of Health, 2017). In …

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Eccentric Loading – Achilles Edition!

Recap: What is eccentric loading? An eccentric action is where lengthening of the structure occurs while that same structure is under contraction (Kravitz and Bubbico 2015). So eccentric loading is where the muscle (and associated tendons) are loaded and contracting during a lengthening action, in order to control that motion. Eccentric loading of the Achilles …

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Eccentric Loading – Biceps Edition!

Recap: What is eccentric loading? An eccentric action is where lengthening of the structure occurs while that same structure is under contraction (Kravitz and Bubbico 2015). So eccentric loading is where the muscle (and associated tendons) are loaded and contracting during a lengthening action, in order to control that motion.   Eccentric loading of the …

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