Tennis Elbow – Do you play tennis? | Fight Physio Blog

Tips and tricks for the infamous Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow is the feeling of pain on the outside of your elbow when gripping and/or lifting something, and gradually builds over time. This injury does not necessarily come from playing tennis! We often see office workers, labourers, weightlifters and racket-sport athletes who develop tennis elbow. In combat sports, we commonly see them in pad holders and commonly boxers as well. Here are a couple of tips and tricks on how to...

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Lower Back Pain! Perception Vs Reality

Lily is a physiotherapist at Physio-Logic. Her expertise targets a wide variety of clientele, from athletes to retirees. She has currently signed up to Wimp To Warrior, a 26 week adventure taking a complete newbie to having their first MMA fight!    Your disc hasn’t slipped - it ain’t no banana Peel!   According to the World Health Organisation, low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal problem globally.[1] It has been reported that 28-40% of people who have low...

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Working from home? How to get the right posture

Working from home? The right posture and how to get it right - Celia Phillips Yes, I know this is a fight physio blog. We target a combat audience, some of us are bag assassins and mat magicians by night, but some of us have regular desk jobs by day! Celia is a physiotherapist working at Physio-Logic. I got her to write a little opinion piece on working and sitting desk posture. Now that the pandemic has shoved a lot...

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Shoulder Evolution- Why You May Be Hurting It More

Your shoulder evolution and why you may be hurting it more! - Ryan Yang Ryan is a physiotherapist at Physio-Logic. His disciplined nature means he is regimented, trains often and audits us constantly to make sure we are consistently keeping our practice evidence based. However, his banter-ful nature balances him out well. I have invited him to do a little story telling on the brief history of humankind! When early humans came down from the tree in the savannahs of...

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“My ankle’s sprained, but I want to run” | The Fight Physio Blog

“I’ve sprained my ankle but I want to run.” - Lily Sullivan 26 Aug 2020 Lily Sullivan is a physiotherapist working at Physio-Logic. She enjoys hip hop dancing and playing the saxophone. Her experience working at Physio-Logic including coming into contact with combat athletes, strongman athletes, as well as everyday folk who simply enjoy running. Her commentary comes from her experiences working with her clients.    Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries recorded. An ankle sprain generally...

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Physiotherapist and MMA client pose for photo

What a well trained physiotherapist can do for MMA Performance | The Fight Physio Blog

“If you perform 5% less on a daily basis due to inefficiencies in your training, you’ll be losing out on an accumulative 182.50% over the course of 1 year, and over the average 20 year career of an athlete, they wonder why there are some people that are that much better than them even with the same hours of training each week”. Importance of Physiotherapy for Combat Athletes Gabriel is a sports physiotherapist based in Auckland, New Zealand. His credentials...

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Gabriel what he would do to optimise his body

Ep.5: Push Ups Are Awesome!

[embed][/embed] Push ups are awesome! For fighters, you will require the muscles trained by a push up in your MMA career. Bracing from takedown defense, take downs, as well as posturing up. In my honest opinion, the push up is one of the single best exercise anyone can do! Its an easy exercise to do anywhere, it has no cost, and it takes bugger-all time to complete! Not only does it work the pecs and the triceps during the movement,...

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Ep.4: BREATHING! feat. Dan “Hangman” Hooker

[embed][/embed] Breathing. Breathing is absolutely important and it is one of the primary functions we do to stay alive. It allows us to get our oxygen requirements, an essential component when we train and when we recover. Here, we have UFC fighter and dear friend Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker demonstrating. To be efficient at breathing, we need to breath in through our nose, and out through our lips. What we are trying to do is breath in and fill in...

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