Bulletproof yourself for Ironman: Part 2

Bulletproof yourself for Ironman: Part 2

Victory’s Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, is a super-fit sportswoman, with a sister who won a silver medal in the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Beijing in 2014.  So she knows a thing or two about training for endurance events!  But in 2016,...
What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?

What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?

In my last post, I talked about how I managed to tear my hip cartilage while playing tennis; and I mentioned that a common cause of cartilage tears is femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI. Although the concept of hip impingement was first recorded in 1936, it wasn’t...
I tore my hip labrum playing tennis

I tore my hip labrum playing tennis

With tongue in cheek, I firmly believe that, as a physio, I should be exempt from being injured like a normal person. After all, I spend my life fixing other people’s injuries, so surely karma should be on my side – or so my irrational brain tells me. In...
How to avoid hamstring injuries

How to avoid hamstring injuries

This week, senior Victory physio Sophie Apps (a specialist in treating lower limb injuries) tells us all about hamstring injuries. Where and what are my hamstrings? The start “ham” derives from the Old English word ‘ham’ or ‘hom’ which is the back of the...
What are Primal Movement Chains?

What are Primal Movement Chains?

Although my MSc was in Sports Rehabilitation Therapy, I have long been interested in movement in general – the way the body ambulates day to day in each person is as fascinating to me as the most technical gymnastics routine. Since finishing my Masters, I have...