Magic Tricks for the Shoulder!!




I’m sure every therapist has experience of these Magic Tricks! Whether you’ve done them yourself or observed them on courses. The seemingly miraculous happens and it is one hell of a rush when it does 🙂 Had 2 of these involving shoulders in the last couple of weeks. Magic trick 1! I was treating a […]

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World Press Cycling Championships




Well, I’ve arrived in Greece ahead of the World Press Cycling Championships. Racing starts on Thursday with the Sprint, which is probably the event I am most looking forward to…and not just because it only lasts a dozen seconds or so!! That’s followed by a time trial on Friday, Team Tim Trial on Saturday and […]

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Loading and Exploding




When we first learn about movement we are often introduced to concentric movement. Later eccentric and isometric may be added on. I remember these things being treated quite separately.  When you start digging a little deeper you look at the function and how these things may integrate together. When I first started to learn about […]

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How does the Knee Abduct?




I’ve become a little knee dominant over the last couple of weeks, but I’m getting some interesting questions about how the knee achieves some of its’ movements. Particularly, I get asked about ‘how does the knee abduct?’ It’s the one that is most common, because it is a little tricky to get your head around, […]

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Loading the Knee




Great response to the post last week on ‘The 3D Knee‘. So good in fact that I decided to follow it up this week with a post on loading the knee. On the surface of things it appears to be a really easy thing to do. In some ways of course, it is easy. When […]

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The 3D Knee




I’m a big believer in the 3D knee. However, I remember when I was taught about the knee as a personal trainer and it was very much thought of as a hinge. This did’t change much through my training as a physio and still now I read a lot that almost ignores the knee in […]

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