Cupping Marks On UFC Fighters, Good or Bad?

Cupping Marks On UFC Fighters, Good or Bad? | The Fight Physio Blog So there was a fairly viral post regarding cupping therapy in UFC fighters, and a correlation was made that all the fighters on the card with cupping marks ended up losing their fight. photo: MMA Sound via Facebook Here is a quick summary of my view on the matter: - I am not fully versed in TCM, but here is my take on it. Cupping therapy has...

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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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Video still of Physiotherapist showing how to improve back stability

Ep.6: Lower Back Stability

[embed][/embed] Lower back stability is extremely important. Here, we are demonstrating how the pelvic angle should be, and a simple exercise to improve lower back stability. When we stand on the ground and our feet is completely flat, our pelvis should be aligned. Where it aligns, is the Posterior Superior Iliac Spine (PSIS) should be level with our Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS). When we get a sore lower back, a common appearance is when our pelvis is tilted forwards,...

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