Ice vs heat – what do I use?!

Ice vs heat – what do I use?!

You’ve got a bag of frozen peas in one hand, and a hot water bottle in the other, not knowing whether to apply heat to relax your injury, or ice to numb the pain! Fear not, here are a basic set of guidelines for you to follow for the next time that you find yourself...
Stretch the muscle not the nerve!

Stretch the muscle not the nerve!

When you think of a hamstring stretch, you may think of one similar to this: You may have been told to “keep your leg straight, point your toes towards you and lean forward”, and if you were to do all of the above, you may also have experienced a burning,...
Stretching the calf – The Tortoise and the Hare

Stretching the calf – The Tortoise and the Hare

The calf muscle is actually made up of two different muscles; the gastrocnemius and the soleus. I like to think of these two as the Tortoise and the Hare. The gastrocnemius is the big, strong, powerful, flashy muscle of the calf. When you squeeze your calf, you’re...