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Glutes Not Firing or Working

Luke Stevens a strength & conditioning coach, shares his clinical expertise with us and deals with the often asked question: Glutes not firing?

Glutes not firing

Glutes not firing?

The answer is yes they are as long as you’re standing! The gluteal region is a general term which highlights an area comprising of 3 muscle structures. The Gluteus Maximus is the biggest muscle in the body (however not always the strongest) hence why problems start to take effect. The Gluteus Medius is slightly smaller and then finally Gluteus Minimus is consequently the smallest. Moreover, their actions (See Table) are very important and sometimes complex within the pelvis. This means if the gluteal is inhibited, lower back pain is a likely consequence.
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  Luke Stevens   Jun 20, 2016   Physiotherapy Blog   Comments Off on Glutes Not Firing or Working   Read More

Knee Extension Mobility

Luke Stevens our Strength & Conditioning Coach shares his clinical expertise with us on knee extension mobility

Knee extension mobility

Knee extension mobility

Terminal knee extension muscle mechanics will allow the tibiofemoral joint to hyper-extend several degrees. There are certain mechanical structures that restrict the lateral screw action to lock. This, therefore, limits knee extension – “Screw home mechanism”.
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  Luke Stevens   Jun 16, 2016   Physiotherapy Blog   Comments Off on Knee Extension Mobility   Read More

Injury prevention in the lower back

Luke Stevens our Strength & Conditioning Coach shares his clinical expertise with us on injury prevention in the lower back …………..

The number one gold standard approach to avoid repeated musculoskeletal injuries is corrective exercise rehabilitation and strength training. This will significantly reduce the risk of injury or consecutive injury in many cases.

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Take the Lumbar spine for example. A recent NHS statistic for lower back pain (LBP) in the UK estimates 8 out of 10 people at some point will suffer from LBP. The lumbar spine, L1-L5 vertebrae are supported by local stabilizing muscles. These are some of the most complex and delicate muscles in the human body and work hard to support the weight of the upper body. Predominantly the muscles cope with compression forces and awkward functional movements in daily life. The onset of LBP is triggered through early fatigue of small muscle stabilizers as a result of insufficient strength initially. Movements such as bending awkwardly, lifting incorrectly and slouching while sitting are just some aggravations impacting on your spinal stabilising muscle groups.
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  Luke Stevens   Jun 07, 2016   Physiotherapy Blog   Comments Off on Injury prevention in the lower back   Read More
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