The 3 most Prevalent Wrist injuries from CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting

The 3 most Prevalent Wrist injuries from CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting

Impingement Syndromes of the Wrist

Dorsal Wrist Impingement

Dorsal wrist impingement is the most common injury to a CrossFitters, Olympic Weightlifter or Gymnasts wrist. The injury results from the repetitive combination of hyperextension (extending or straightening the joint beyond its normal range of motion) and axial loading, (placing force on the joint or bone).

5 Drills to Improve your Ankle Function and Movement Efficiency

5 Drills to Improve your Ankle Function and Movement Efficiency

As the forgotten and neglected uncle of the leg family, the ankle is a joint as detailed as any in the body. Containing 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons it's clearly not as simple as it may look.

Add in the fact, that it takes on massive forces with landing exercises such as box jumps, cleans, snatches and many other movements found in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting, it's commonly the undiscovered culprit of injuries to the knee, hip and back.

Just like your favourite winter jacket, you expect it to be ready to go all the time and act like new, with years of abuse and little to no care or love.

What we need is a concoction of mobility drills, proprioceptve drills and stability drills to nail all facets, important in getting our ankle ready for training.

5 Accessories to Improve your Lifts and Prevent Injury

5 Accessories to Improve your Lifts and Prevent Injury

You train hard, you press most days and squat like a Bulgarian but you’re still not seeing the improvements you would expect? Or do you have issues with certain lifts that you just can’t iron out?

It’s likely that there is a weakness within the kinetic chain that just isn’t up to par. Remember a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

5 Marvellous Ways to Renovate your Snatch Lifts with Lester Ho

5 Marvellous Ways to Renovate your Snatch Lifts with Lester Ho

There isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to how we, at Evolutio do Physiotherapy. The same can be said about how you train.

What’s best for you could be completely ineffective for the person who trains right along side you.

Jac our resident geek sat down with weightlifting coach and biomechanical extraordinaire, Lester Ho, AKA “The Training Geek” to chat about everything from coaching, training, rehabbing (…even their matching Asian flat feet!) and how, many factors can change the way you approach the barbell.

Over the next few months, we will release a series of blog posts to help you understand what types of drills and exercises are best suited to the type of athlete you are!