Category Archives: Assessment

6 Simple Exercises to Ease Back Pain – #1 is Easy!

This is a must read if you want to:

  • avoid recurring low back pain
  • stop feeling debilitated and frustrated because you can’t do the things you want to do
  • stop feeling like a victim of your own body

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I Know I am, Are You?

With the 6-Nations rugby tournament approaching I thought it fitting to base this week’s article on the importance of being ‘robust’. ‘Robustness’ is a word I use everyday when interacting with my clients yet very few have linked the word and its definition to their own rehabilitation and conditioning goals. Here’s why I think it’s such an important attribute to possess.

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The Peak Performance Team is Growing!

Sam Patel is the newest member of the Peak Performance team, so we thought it only right that his first blog be all about getting to know him a bit better!sam-p

First and foremost I am a Physiotherapist! I graduated from Nottingham University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy, having decided to return to studying following a knee injury at the start of a contracted season with Doncaster RFC a few years previously.  Prior to this I had obtained a Diploma in Sports Therapy, and a Certificate in Sports Massage. This ‘hands on’ approach forms the basis of much of my clinical treatment.  

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Ground-breaking Performance & Injury Risk Technology Comes to Peak Performance!

Ground-breaking technology that can instantly reveal what the naked eye can’t. How much force is a runner putting on one leg in comparison to the other? How unstable is the knee that recently underwent surgery? How much is a runner at risk of getting injured?

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Are You Doing It? Addressing This Missing Link Can Reduce Injury Risk & Increase Your Performance

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The topic of movement competency (ability) has received little attention in the scientific literature away from elite level sports performance. However, there are a few dedicated professionals who are striving to bring this ‘missing link’ to a wider audience with a view to increase people’s awareness of its importance for the reduction of unnecessary injuries and increased performance.

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Are You Making These Simple Mistakes When You Lunge?

Are You Making These Simple Mistakes When You Lunge?

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The lunge is a fantastic exercise for the lower body, in particular the muscles of the hip complex (gluteus maximus, hamstrings, quadriceps and adductors). However, as with many lower-extremity exercises they are often more difficult than they look and certainly more difficult to execute holding dumbbells or a weighted bar. This article outlines the 6 most commonly seen dysfunctions in our clinic.

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The 6 Simple Mistakes You Could Be Making During the Squat Exercise

By Spencer Brown

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The assessment of movement quality is an important part of restoring physical function, reducing injury risk and remaining pain-free. This article explains why we look at clients performing the squat and what particular dysfunctions can present.

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