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ELEVATE RETURNS!

ELEVATE RETURNS!

The industry is eagerly awaiting the return of Elevate, which will take place on 15-16 June 2022 at ExCeL London. Having waited since 2019 for an edition, thousands of decision makers from gyms, health and sport clubs, local authorities, sports therapy, universities...

DON’T TRIP – RUNNING WITH DROP FOOT

Foot drop is a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, preventing flexing up the foot at the ankle. Runners experiencing “drop foot” typically alter their gait to compensate for the lack of mobility, which could cause other problems (stress...

PLIOMETRICS VS PLYOMETRICS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

Pliometrics vs Plyometrics: What’s the difference In the western world of fitness and sports performance, the term PLYOMETRICS gets thrown around to describe explosive and ballistic styles of exercises. However, this misuse of the word has led to a misunderstanding of...

SPIRAL TAPING: A POSTURAL CUE

How does kinesiology tape create position and sense? Physical therapist and RockTape FMT instructor Dr. Joe LaVacca DPT shares some key ideas to the application of tape and talking to the brain via the skin. In this case, we’re taping for a postural cue....

What is the optimal tape tension for pain relief?

Kinesiology tape is typically applied with a small amount of stretch on the tape, but recommendations vary for how much stretch to apply.  Whilst the optimal amount of tape tension will most likely vary from person to person, a recent US study tried to compare the...