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Winter means hockey. The best way to stay on the pitch and win, is to remain injury free. Prevention is way better than treatment. Here is a great tip to keep you on the pitch
The role good quality footwear cannot be understated. However, sometimes, good boots are just not enough. Performance and injury prevention are often dependent on controlling your foot biomechanics inside the boots. Custom foot orthotics, prescribed by Dr Cherye Roche, uniquely for your feet, using the GaitScan System®, and designed specifically to fit inside your hockey boots, can have a significant impact on your game performance, and reduce your risk of injury?
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Get your order in NOW. Remember, it can take up to 3 weeks for your custom orthotics to be ordered, manufactured in Canada and shipped back to NZ. So, act now to get them in time.
Skiing, boarding or skating are very different from walking or running, biomechanically speaking. When you are doing these sports you are not going through the normal “heel to toe” foot motion. You are primarily on the ball of your foot, leaning forward as you fly down the hill or across the ice.
When buying school shoes, parents should choose:
The right time of day to buy shoes. Feet spread and swell during the day, so the afternoon is the best time of day to go shopping.
The right fitting shoes. Make sure your child’s foot is fully extended (no toe-scrunching) and measure while your child is standing. Allow ½ inch between your child’s longest toe and the edge of the shoe, and make sure your shoes aren’t too tight or too loose, as both cause problems.
A shoe with a non-slip or patterned sole to minimize the risk of slipping. Soles should be flexible but durable and thick enough to prevent injury.
The best way to stay injury free is to train properly, eat right, and keep the body in balance and alignment. Prevention is the best way to avoid injuries that can halt your training very quickly. If you are experiencing any of the common running injuries, you will recognize one of the conditions on this list. These questions take a look at running injuries from ‘outside the box’.
The definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result.”
So, you’ve had some treatment, rested, done the rehab, used the “anti-flam”, tried to train smarter, BUT as soon as you are back to full training – WHAM – the injury recurs and you are back for more treatment. Sound familiar?
Yes indeed, Cricket and Chiropractic. As Channel Magazine is focusing on cricket this month to honour the 150th anniversary of North Shore Cricket Club, we at Pure Healthcare in Albany, thought we would have a cricketing theme for our article this month. Dr. Cherye Roche, Sports Chiropractor, focuses this article on how Chiropractic care can help bowlers with spinal injuries recover better and faster.
In the last issue, I looked at the basic anatomical and biomechanical dysfunctions that often lead to overuse injuries in the joints and specifically at the role of faulty foot mechanics (PP 205, November 2004). The current article goes on to consider a range of treatment regimes for chronic sports injuries, including orthotic therapy and prevention.
The focus here is on chronic, recurrent injuries that are a result of repetitive micro-traumatic overuse syndromes, including shin splints, foot arch pain, runner’s knee, jumpers knee, ilio-tibial band syndrome, sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions, and chronic low back pain. Such overuse injuries are commonly caused by underlying biomechanical weaknesses in the involved joints. These weaknesses, in turn, can be caused by such previous severe macro-trauma as fractures or severe ligament sprains. However, the emphasis here is on the biomechanical role of the foot in absorbing shock at impact, and facilitating propulsion at push-off during the gait cycle.
Baby wearing can be very beneficial for both parent and child when used properly, however certain types of carriers and incorrect positioning can pose a risk to safety, health and optimal development.
A baby’s delicate growing spine needs to be carefully supported in the correct position for age and stage of development. Abnormal pressures or movements and especially forcing their spine into a position it is not ready for may adversely affect the development of spinal curves, interfere with normal motor skill development and neural integration. Parents also need to be aware of their own posture and ergonomics when carrying or wearing their baby to help prevent abnormal muscle tension and skeletal imbalance from a prolonged altered center of gravity.