See one of our Physiotec staff, Colm Coakley, demonstrating some perturbation training using the CorMax Torpedo. Half filled with water, the Torpedo becomes an unstable load which your muscles need to figure out how to control. Consequently, it provides a great dynamic stability challenge! Also, due to the ever-changing stimulus, it keeps the nervous system guessing. This requires the system to continually change the way muscles are stimulated to respond.
In response to pain, or sometimes due to excessive training in very rigid unvarying patterns eg like regularly holding a rigid plank for 2+minutes, the nervous system can begin to recruit muscles in very confined, ‘primitive’ patterns. This can lead to a loss of normal efficiency and load sharing-load sparing in muscle recruitment patterns. As a result, this can also potentially contribute to pain, injury and a loss of athletic performance. At Physiotec, we are always exploring and embracing strategies that can help our patients get the best out of their bodies and their lives. Come & join one of our highly qualified physio’s in an innovative and challenging workout.
Ever hurt yourself on a Friday night or Saturday and wished you could have your injury seen to? Did you know Physiotec now offers Injury Clinic every Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm. One of our skilled Sports Injury & Performance Physiotherapists will be on staff every Saturday to cater for the acute injuries sustained during Friday night/Saturday. The right advice and early management makes all the difference. Get treatment/advice now. Don’t wait!!!
We also have a normal clinical service and pilates on Saturday morning, but reserve places with one of Sports Injury & Performance team specifically for acute injuries that require urgent assistance.
Welcome to the first blog post of our strength and conditioning series. Physiotec has recently recruited physiotherapists with specific experience in strength and conditioning. We recognise the need to give people access to strength training, especially coming back from injury. However, uninjured people will also benefit from the service.
In our clinic, we see more and more people who are engaging in gym based training and this ranges from young adolescents to elderly people. The goals for strength training for the individual may be different but the fundamentals are the same: good form and appropriate loading. It is our goal to provide this service for our clients to enjoy strength training in a safe and effective manner.
We aim to update our blog regularly and provide some easy to digest content on all things strength training. In the meantime, keep up to date with our clinic via social media: