Entries by Kate O'Connell

Classification in Para-Sport Explained

Well, Covid has changed lots of things.  We were all hoping  to witness some amazing human performances at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The latest information will be found here. The Games will now take take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021 and will feature 4,400 athletes who will contest 540 medal events […]

Plantaris – ‘The Monkey Muscle’ – Good trivia knowledge!

A client of mine who I’ve been treating for a medial gastroc (calf) tear came in last week saying his leg felt ‘different’. Not sore, just different. Questioning and clinical testing suggested he might have a DVT so I sent him off for a Doppler ultrasound as a precaution. To my surprise imaging showed he […]

The ‘right’ gym program

Beyond physical benefits, committing to a gym program can help develop routine, create access to new social circles and give you access to a multitude of health professionals and services. However, to get the most physically out of your program you should ask yourself a few questions; what am I training for? What kind of […]

What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

You’re not alone if you don’t know the difference between the two. Pilates is a fitness means that was developed by the German physical trainer Joseph Pilates during the First World War. Pilates was developed to aid the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, but quickly became popular firstly among dancers and then socialites. Joe identified the […]