Rest, Refuel, Recover and Re-think

Just got back from competing at Oceanias and it was so fun! It was my first international competition in senior but more importantly, my first competition after taking some time off to recover from my injuries. Lately I’ve been dealing with stress and anxiety so I couldn’t be happier that I didn’t let that get in the way of competing.

Knowing when to stop

This topic is just as important as our last post on discipline and motivation. It is important to know when to push through the pain and laziness and when to stop before we do some real damage to our bodies! First off, we have to get in touch with our body so that we are aware of when to go for it and when to back off. I touched on this at the squad and I want to expand on what I mean and also fill in those skaters who missed out.

Anatomy Lesson One: The Knee

Anatomy is the basis of medicine practice, it is how any medical practitioner will analyse clinical signs and work towards an understanding of disease or clinical presentation and therefore a diagnosis. As a physiotherapist it is vital to have an excellent understanding of the anatomy to aid in correct interpretation of the clinical analysis