Category - Recovery

Benefits of Compression Gear

Is compression gear effective in sports recovery?   It is widely thought that compression wear helps with sports performance and recovery, as there are many different brands out there in the market and many athletes wearing them. It is known that exercise can cause muscle damage often referred to as DOMS – delayed onset of[…]

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Benefits of Yoga and Avoiding Over-Training in Athletes.

Yoga has never been a regular part of my training regime. I’ve always prioritised fitness and strength based sessions for sport specific based training or Pilates due to my Physio background and Clinical Pilates Instructor experience. Whilst these components are important for an athlete yoga really does have a lot to offer the general active[…]

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Ultimate Guide for Ankle Sprains – Rehab, Return to Sport, Prevention

Most athletes at some point in their career have sprained their ankle playing sport. Some of us are unlucky and seem to do them multiple times. They can really interrupt a season and sometimes what you do in the first few days can be crucial in how quickly you are able to return. Likewise, once[…]

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Bodyflow Review – Latest in new recovery gadgets.

Bodyflow is an Australian owned company manufacturing electrotherapy devices in Germany.  After clinical trials were conducted the machines have been on the Australian market since 2008 but are now also available internationally.  They are being used throughout physio practices, professional sporting organisations and with lymphodema practitioners but are not widely known about in the general[…]

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Ultimate Guide to Hydration – Part 2

The Why, How, & When of Electrolyte Replenishment Many recreational/semi-professional athletes are still using Powerade as their Sports drink of choice.  Let’s be honest it does taste good. But are you aware there is a more tailored sports drink to replenish your electrolytes without the crazy amount of calories?  I personally have never been a[…]

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Ultimate Guide to Sports Hydration – Part One

We all know how important staying hydrated is for sport and exercise performance but did you know that when a person is only dehydrated by the small amount of 2% of their body weight their performance starts to be affected?Dehydration can cause a reduction in blood volume, decreased sweat rate (which is responsible for cooling[…]

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What’s best? Hot cold showers VS Ice bath VS Ocean Recovery

After working as team physiotherapist across many different sporting codes I have come to find that most sporting clubs, coaches and players across different sports have a general idea of what to do to best help their body recover after intense exercise/competition.  But sometimes, like a lot of other theories in physio – this idea[…]

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