Maintaining Specificity through Exercise Adaptation

people pushing woman over a wall in a race

Hi there, we’re changing things up a little this week. Today in this short video for post 59 of strength & conditioning for therapists we’re going to have quick look at maintaining specificity through exercise adaptation. The Challenge of Rehabilitation Have you ever found yourself reducing the load of an exercise because it’s provocative to […]

Whole Body Vibration in Rehabilitation

energy fields of two people

Hi all. Welcome to post 57 in the Strength & Conditioning For Therapists blog series, and part 2 on Whole Body Vibration (WBV). Last time we looked at what WBV was, addressed some of the pertinent methodological issues and its safety. Here we’re going to look at a bit of the evidence base for Whole […]

Whole Body Vibration

concentric circles

Hello and happy new year! And don’t we hope for a much better 2021? Anyways, let’s not focus on that; today we’re back with post 56 of Strength & Conditioning For Therapists and number 3 in the sub-series of Adjuncts To Rehabilitation. Specifically, today we’ll be looking at whole body vibration (WBV), what is it […]

Strength & Conditioning For Therapists: Sponsored Place Blog

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Hi there. How are things with you today? I hope all’s well in whatever state of lockdown you’re in at the moment. I’m going to interrupt the adjuncts to rehabilitation series of posts and introduce a special guest: Wihan du Plessis. Wihan is the well-deserved recipient of the 3rd Sponsored Place on the Strength & […]

Blood Flow Restriction In Rehabilitation

girl holding sore knee

Hi there. Welcome to post 55 of Strength & Conditioning For Therapists and the second part exploring blood flow restriction training (BFR). Last week we covered the basics – what it was and how to do it. Today we’re going to look at the evidence, specifically: blood flow restriction training in rehabilitation and we’ll also […]

Blood Flow Restriction Training

blood pressure assessment

Hi there and welcome to post 54 of Strength & Conditioning For Therapists and the first in this sub-series of Adjuncts To Rehabilitation. Firstly, thanks to all of you who responded to my e-mail with suggestions of what to cover. There were lots of suggestions for things like blood flow restriction and electrical stimulation and […]

Minimising Losses & Maximising Gains in Lockdown

Woman boxer

Hi everyone and welcome the third in this three part series on the effects of lockdown on physical and psychological health and number 53 of Strength & Conditioning For Therapists. Last week Serena Simmons talked about the psychological impact of lockdown, the propensity to disengage from exercise and some strategies on how to support behaviour […]

How Has Lockdown Influenced Psychological Health?

effects of lockdown on mental health

Welcome to post 52 of Strength & Conditioning For Therapists and the 2nd is a series of 3 exploring the effects of COVID-19 and lockdown. Today, I’m delighted to welcome Serena Simmons, Chartered Psychologist to the blog (her 2nd appearance). She’s taking up the reins to explore: how has lockdown influenced psychological health? – and […]

COVID-19: Effects of lockdown on physical health

effects of lockdown on health

Hello Everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I posted on the S&C for Therapists blog. I’m delighted to recommence with a 3-part series on the effects of lockdown on physical and psychological health, and what some of the key interventions might be to deal with these. Today we’re focussing on COVID-19: Effect of lockdown […]

Is Heavy Strength Training Safe For Older Adults?

Older man lifting a dumbbell

Hello and welcome to post 50 of Strength & Conditioning for Therapists – we’ve reached the half-century. Wahoo. I hope you’re still doing well and that you’re back to work. As a therapist or someone involved in exercise prescription I imagine that you’re pretty busy, or will be in the very near future. In your […]