Posts by peakperformance


Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries in many sports, as well as for regular gym-goers, people who have desk jobs, and people who travel a lot for work.   Have you ever felt like you started a new gym routine, everything was going swimmingly, and then one day, bam! You’re doubled-over, struggling to get out of bed and wondering if you’re going to have to invest in Zimmer frame stocks and shares?   This is true...

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If You’re a Crossfitter, You Need Sports Therapy   If you’ve spent any length of time in a Crossfit gym (also known as a box), you’ll have either met someone with a Crossfit-related injury or you’ve experienced one yourself.   These are the most irritating things to deal with; not solely because of the physical pain associated with injury, but because of the time spent outside of the gym trying to fix said injury....

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Now before you read the title and think, “I don’t do crossfit so this won’t apply to me”, I’d urge caution, because although this post specialises in Crossfit injuries, much of the advice is applicable to powerlifters, bodybuilders and general gym-goers who may have experienced similar injuries before. This is likely because all of these different exercise styles incorporate similar if not the same lifts,...

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When you hear the term Bicipital Tendonitis, you’d be forgiven for questioning what the heck it is! Much like many conditions in the body, Bicipital Tendonitis sounds like a spell from Harry Potter. But in fact, it’s a common condition that can cause shoulder pain, usually brought on by repetitive motions in the shoulder. Let’s explore what causes it and how you can treat it if you suffer from shoulder pain.   What is Bicipital...

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So, let’s get the obvious query out of the way first: do you have to be playing tennis in order to get tennis elbow? In short, no, though you can suffer from it if you play tennis, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. There are many other causes of tennis elbow, including decorating, playing an instrument or similar repetitive arm movements, like playing fetch with a dog. Essentially, tennis elbow is extremely common.   What is...

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