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Dec, 2014

How can physio benefit rock climbers?

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How can physio benefit rock climbers? Rock climbing can put huge strain on the body. One study examined the incidence, mechanisms and risk factors for injury in recreational and elite sport climbers and boulderers aged 11–19 years. (Woolings et al, 2015). Injuries can be frequent so it is important to have a reliable physiotherapist to hand. With experience of working with elite sports people and the psychological need to train, The Physio Crew…

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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

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What is Sports Physiotherapy? All physiotherapists gain valuable experience and placements in 3 core areas: Neurological, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Sports physio falls predominantly under musculoskeletal physiotherapy however may include elements of neuro and cardio. At the Physio Crew we are experts in Sports Injuries and provide local support for the England players based at Bristol Women's RFC including those who achieved exceptional success at the World Cup earlier this year.…

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Risk factors for ACl injuries

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What are the risk factors for ACL rupture in non contact sports? It is known that women are at a 4 to 6 times greater risk for sustaining a non-contact ACL injury compared to a male Risk factors can include environmental, hormonal, neuromuscular, anatomical. These include: Weather : Dry weather could increase the friction coefficient and torsional resistance from the shoe-surface interface. Type of foot wear Playing surface Sport What other…

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