Osgood-Schlatter’s disease (OSD) is a common injury affecting 1 in 10 people aged 9-15. It is commonly seen in active adolescents, especially jumping athletes. It is known as a growth plate injury of the top of the shin bone (tibial tuberosity) which may be vulnerable to repetitive and high stress
Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain in the adolescent. It affect boys more than girls and generally presents between the age of 8-12, although around 10-11 is the most common age. It will go away by itself, but often can be present for a long time.
I love the simplicity of this quote. Its relevance extends well past yoga to any movement practice we may enjoy. Are you being mindful? Are you aware and present in what you are currently doing? Note that above, I used the phrase ‘movement practice’ rather than ‘exercise’. Too often our
Growing up in Australia we have never really experienced hardship to the degree many of our friends around the world do on a daily basis. The facts are 663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water; 2.4 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack
As a physiotherapist, everyday I teach people how to walk. I don’t work in stroke rehab but rather with a healthy, functional group of clients otherwise unaware of how best to put one foot in front of the other. I see people of all shapes and sizes, ages, fitness levels
I need you to answer this honestly. Do you think you could you ever be happy with the reflection in the mirror? What would need to change in order to be happy? As you read this, even before the words tumble out of your mouth the mind usually starts flooding
Our parents and teachers drilled it into us throughout our adolescence; sit up straight, stand up straight. We heard it over and over and oh how annoying it was! (Ps. thanks for persisting Mum and Dad) With this unrelenting ‘encouragement’ offensive it is understandable that we now associate good posture