The two most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines, with tension headaches being the most common. It’s safe to say that most of us have experienced a tension headache, while about 10% of people get migraines. We often associate tension headaches as being milder than migraines, but this is not necessarily the case.
I think of the soleus as the unsung hero of the calf complex. If a bodybuilder shows off his/her calves, they will try to get into a position where the gastrocnemius muscles are shown off. The gastrocs are the bulgy muscles higher up on the lower leg. The poor soleus muscle somehow gets ignored, and yet it plays a vital role.
The only way for the muscle to get recognition is for it to start hurting. The muscle extends from the top of the tibia to the Achilles tendon. It is visible on the lower leg and is then hidden by the gastroc muscle, (much like Kanye and the Kardashians).
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There have been several studies on running and longevity. The studies all point to the fact that physical exercise generally lengthens people lives.
One of the leading lights in this field is Dr. Peter Schnohr, who has published several studies on the topic. Here is Schnohr’s summary from a recent study, “The results of our research allow us to definitively answer the question of whether jogging is good for your health…… We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.” Continue reading
Here is a list of prices involved for our various services.
Runner’s Leg Assessment – R 650 – with a R 100 discount on shoes if purchased.
Pronation Check – R 200 – with a R 100 discount on shoes if purchased.
Mountain/Road Bike Setup – R 690.
T/T Bike Setup – R 1000.
Myofascial Release – R 500/hour – R 300/half hour. (That includes tape, dry needles e.t.c)
Swim Squad – R 375 per month.
I have done thousands of Runner’s Leg Assessments over the years. The assessment is aimed at helping runners run efficiently and injury free.
This video will give you an idea of what happens during an assessment.
I hope this is helpful.
Each week at SBR is different, in that each person that we work with is unique, and yet, each week is the same, in that there are mistakes that I see being repeated on a regular basis when looking after people. And so with that in mind, I want to look at what to do with an injury. Continue reading
Posture and emotion are connected. Together they form the link that makes up your body language. Cross your arms when in a group and you could be sending out a message that you are closed to that group or on the defensive. However, your everyday posture also speaks volumes about you. Continue reading
The goal of this blog is to create a formula to help you better understand the causes of injury.
I love what I do. I get to work with athletes daily: some are fast, some slow, it doesn’t matter to me. My goal is to get them moving pain-free and efficiently. At times, I am successful, at times I am not. With that reality, I have made it my goal to never stop learning and improving. Over time, I have worked out a way of trying to figure out why people get injured. Continue reading
The Telkom 94.7 Cycle Challenge is around the corner. Here are some of my TOP NUTRITIONAL TIPS for race day.
The hot November conditions, makes this race a challenge due to the heat, dryness and often warm winds. Preventing dehydration is key to sustained performance:
- Start hydrating two days before race. Your urine should be just yellow/ straw coloured. If its dark/ you can smell it, you are dehydrated.
The name, Levator Scapulae, says it all: Levare – to lift, and Scapulae – shoulder blades. These are Latin terms.
The two muscles originate from C1 to C4, which are the first four vertebrae counting from the base of your head downward. If you place four fingertips at the base of your skull, they will roughly cover the first four vertebrae. The vertebrae have small ‘lugs’ on their sides, and it’s on to these that the muscle attaches. The muscle then travels downward to the medial border of the scapula or shoulder blade. Continue reading