Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) strength training is a new option in rehabilitation for those needing to increase muscle size and strength, and who also need to reduce the stress on their joints. Even though BFR is new in terms of Western clinical application, there is over 40 years’ worth of research that has gone into the development of BFR training protocols. It originated in Japan in the 1960’s by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato and is known as “Kaatsu Training”, which translates to “Training Under Pressure”. Sin.
PFP is a common knee presentation which is characterised by pain behind or around the kneecap. It can commonly be referred to as anterior knee pain, “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee” and affects up to 23% of adults and 29% of adolescents in the general population (Collins et al. 2018). The pain mostly occurs during activities such as running, cycling, climbing stairs, squatting or sitting, when the knee is in a flexed position (Collins et.al 2018). The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) consis.
Over the last 25 years, the overwhelming evidence has shown that resistance training for children and adolescents has a number of significant benefits including injury prevention, improved athletic performance, faster recovery, and general well-being. The research clearly indicates that an appropriately designed resistance program can benefit youth of all ages and in fact a fail.
Another year finished in amateur football and thanks to the work of physiotherapists Hayley Runting and Mark Fotheringham, Scotch has had a successful year with 3 teams making finals. Unfortunately the seniors finished 3rd, reserves 2nd and under 19's 4th. We look forward to getting the boys to hold up the premiership flag next year and have another year of minimal injuries..
Yannick graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Bond University in Queensland. During his course he conducted research on the influence of motor imagery on mobility and balance in the elderly population, and is in the processes of having this published within the upcoming year. Prior to becoming a physio, Yannick completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Victoria University, which enabled him to work with the strength an.