#1 Guide For Personal Training For People With Back Injuries

The muscles of your lower back are responsible for movement, postural control and support. They work alongside your bones and ligaments to allow for functional movements and keep you upright throughout the day. When these lower back muscles are sustained in an awkward position, experience an unexpected movement or are overexerted they can tighten, whichContinue reading “#1 Guide For Personal Training For People With Back Injuries”

5 Patella Tendonitis Exercises For Athletes

Patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap (also known as the patellar) to your shin bone. This tendon becomes inflamed and irritated causing discomfort below and above the kneecap area. This can be due to repetitive movements that have created an increase in load on the tendon beyondContinue reading “5 Patella Tendonitis Exercises For Athletes”

3 Tips for Muscle Spasm Relief

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. A spasm can be painful and can last for a few seconds and potentially recur several times before disappearing. They can occur within any muscle of theContinue reading “3 Tips for Muscle Spasm Relief”

6 Stretches to Help With Lower Back Muscle Spasm Pain

It is estimated that 1 in 6 Australians have lower back pain. There are many factors which may result in lower back pain, one of the most common being muscle spasm. A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of your muscles. This can result in a loss of range, pain at the site of theContinue reading “6 Stretches to Help With Lower Back Muscle Spasm Pain”

11 Natural Muscle Spasm Relief Strategies

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. A spasm can be painful and can last for a few seconds and potentially recur several times before disappearing. You may feel tension, weakness, or sudden onsetContinue reading “11 Natural Muscle Spasm Relief Strategies”

What Does Cervical Spasm Treatment Involve?

What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary tightening of the muscles – these muscles tighten without your conscious intent. Muscle spasms can cause pain, stiffness tension, cramps, weakness, aches or difficulty with movements. Muscle spasms within the neck (cervical region) can be root cause of your frequent headaches. Spasms can occur asContinue reading “What Does Cervical Spasm Treatment Involve?”

What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?

The popliteus is a deep muscle located behind your knee. Its function is to assist with knee flexion (bending) by ‘unlocking’ the joint through internal and external rotation of femur on the tibia bone. During walking, the popliteus externally rotates as the tibia comes in contact with the ground within the gait cycle. The tibiaContinue reading “What is Popliteus Muscle Pain?”

Your #1 Guide to Iliacus Muscle Pain

The iliacus muscle is located deep on both sides of the hip and is shaped to fit the exact shape of the hip. Sometimes it is referred to as the Iliopsoas, alongside the psoas muscle of the hip. These two muscles combined are the strongest hip flexors within the body. Its function is to flexContinue reading “Your #1 Guide to Iliacus Muscle Pain”

What Does Pre And Post Natal Exercise Involve?

Exercise is fantastic to physically strengthen your muscles; lose weight and raise your energy levels. Mentally, exercise can relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression. It is understandable as a new mother that you will have limited time to exercise. At any opportunity you get 5 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise! However,Continue reading “What Does Pre And Post Natal Exercise Involve?”

5 Groin Strain Rehabilitation Exercises

What is groin strain? A groin strain usually involves a tear or injury to the muscles of the inner thigh. You may feel pain, decreased strength within the legs, weakness, tightness, stiffness, cramps, swelling, bruising, limping or difficulty with walking or running. Pain may be apparent on certain actions such as raising the knee andContinue reading “5 Groin Strain Rehabilitation Exercises”