By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Stretching** a rigid or sore part of the body is quite an instinctive action. We can find ourselves stretching as a conscious behaviour or as a subconscious habit. However stretching is not always appropriate and can be counterproductive or even harmful at times. Below are four instances when stretching is […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Overuse injuries (RSI) are common and can present in various ways. Often relative rest is required but how can we stop overuse injuries from recurring after the restful period? To answer this we need to have a look at movement patterns and habits. Building skills & solving problems Every day […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Warm ups may not be the goal of training but this preparation phase is still important. Without a warm up we won’t be able to reap the full benefits of our workout and we also increase our likelihood of sustaining an injury. A comprehensive warm up should include 3 components: […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Excising away from your usual training space can impose a number of challenges. Below are 5 points that are relevant for everyone who is climbing aboard the home workout train. 1. Pretty good is pretty good Training at home probably means you don’t have the space, equipment and guidance that […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Gyms and studios are slowly reopening! There are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that you safely return to your exercise routine: Warm up A warm up is about getting the blood flowing with gentle progressive movements that prepare the joints, muscles and bones for the […]
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