No Limits Photography/Mike Jones
Apex Running UTS100
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I offer a client involved functional movement patterning injury rehabilitation service to help you regain your full sporting or day-to-day activity levels following a sports injury, an at-work injury, or when recovering from surgery. My processes are all about empowerment. I want you to learn about yourself and be able to understand what your body is telling you.
Strength & Conditioning
When I work with people on their strength and conditioning I focus on challenging the body in different ways: Agility, balance, flexibility, muscle endurance, cardiovascular endurance, strength endurance, and coordination for example are all taken into account and very often I will spend time looking at movement patterns from the chosen sport and then the athlete to determine where any inefficiencies lie and any improvements that can be made. Very often in sport, we just practice without actually looking at what we are practising or thinking about how we could be more efficient. I see that as wasted effort where improvements can and should be made.
Posture is about so much more than looking confident and poised. Standing or sitting in the right position makes sure our bodies function properly. Poor posture can be caused by many things that affect our daily lives. Having good posture will benefit you in so many ways just as poor posture can put you at risk of debilitation and poor performance.
Gait refers to the pattern of movement of your lower limbs. Essentially, your footfall. I use my knowledge to help athletes run more efficiently and also to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries. I won't put you in orthotics unless you absolutely need them.
Remedial / Sports Massage Therapy
The benefits of massage are numerous and in many ways can depend on the needs of the client at the time. It is a ‘holistic’ therapy that works on many levels by influencing several systems of the body. Massage therapy is now widely used and has spread into many areas of healthcare and I use it extensively to combat muscular aches and pains, when assessing joints and as a correctional treatment. I am Level 5 qualified.
Solid nutrition is vital to a healthy lifestyle and consistent athletic performance. Personally, I am not interested in diets, I am interested in habits – good ones.
Diets have rules and that in itself makes them unsustainable and restrictive. When you then fall off your diet you may feel and be told that you've failed – you are a failure. Fall off and fail enough times and you'll stop doing something. For me this shows that the thing you are doing is unsustainable and does not fit in with your life or training habits, it is the approach that’s wrong, not you. You are not a failure. Alternatively, you keep at it and reach your target, but then what? Do you keep buying the powders and replacement systems for life? Believe me, you won’t – it is also unsustainable.
What is the solution? It is actually very simple – in order to lose any weight, you simply need to create a calorie deficit. If you find you are tired all the time or not seeing improvement in your performance times it may be that your nutritional intake is not helping you as it should and maybe you aren’t eating enough. It isn’t just about eating less – overall it is about improving your nutritional intake day in, day out, with real food – not powders and potions. You may benefit from supplements but not substitutes.
I refer all my in-depth nutrition work to Sharon Farthing.
I believe that having someone suitably qualified to deal with injuries, whether during games, meets, tournaments, or at training, is and always has been a necessity. I can provide qualified pitch-side support on both an ad-hoc and long term arrangement.
I am a Level 4 Qualified Kinesiology Taping Association International Specialist and employ Kinesio taping in a number of ways from aiding recovery from muscle trauma through to correcting mechanical imbalances.