Over-stretching – a common cause of chronic injury

Most runners stretch what is long and strengthen what is strong! An overstretched or long muscle will always feel tight and feel as if it needs stretching, whereas a muscle that is shortened never  feels tight. When we do the full body assessment of clients struggling with chronic injuries, we literally measure the functional length […]

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Why is your injury not healing?

There are definitely more people out there who are struggling with chronic injuries, than those who suffer from an acute injury. Why do some injuries heal quickly, yet others become chronic and more than often force athletes to stop training altogether? Let us first define these two types of injuries: An acute injury is a […]

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Is Foam Rolling Worth The Pain?

[vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text]Walk into any gym these days and you will come across people rolling on foam-rollers, grimacing with pain. But why has foam-rolling become so popular and does it actually work? The marketing of foam rollers claims that they are effective for fascia release and will therefor […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – a case study

Plantar Fasciitis is a very common injury amongst runners and is often connected with the label of being a over-pronator. The picture above is a typical example of an ankle falling inwards, which puts a huge amount of strain and stretch on the plantar fascia underneath the foot, resulting in pain and inflammation. A CASE […]

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Struggling with chronic shoulder pain?

Your shoulder pain started 3 years ago when you joined the gym and reached upwards in the zumba dance class. There were no weights involved, the class started with a good warm-up, yet suddenly, as you reached up, you felt the pain deep inside the shoulder. At first the pain was not too bad, you […]

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One-sided breathing could be the cause of your chronic injury

Do you breathe to one side only when you swim? Are you struggling with a chronic recurring injury on the bicycle or on the run? How does unbalanced breathing affect body-alignment and cause chronic injuries? To answer the last  question we need to go back to how the body moves; when we walk, when we […]

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Is a locked spiral pattern the cause of your injury?

Chronic Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, ITB, groin pain, hip pain, lumbar disc lesions, recurring shoulder injuries etc. are just a few conditions that may be caused by a locked spiral pattern. In the LYNO FROM assessment we use at least 12 different functional and ROM tests to determine if the body is locked in a […]

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Struggling with a chronic ITB injury?

An irritated Iliotibial Band (ITB) is most probably one of the most debilitating injuries amongst runners. The onset is normally sudden and in the majority of cases follows a quick increase in mileage  – too much too soon. The biggest problem with ITB syndrome is that once you’ve got it, you seem to be stuck […]

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