Numb Hands When Riding

“How can I stop getting numb/tingling hands when riding?” This is a really common complaint among riders and something that I have personally suffered with from time to time. The good news is, it’s not usually a sign of anything serious and the numbness or tingling should cease as soon as you stop riding or move your hands. In fact, if you have symptoms that linger after you’ve finished riding then consult your Physio or GP. But this type of pain in the hands can really take the fun out of...

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What happens during a running assessment at Bodysmart?

If you’re reading this then you’ve come to the right place! If you have an interest in running analysis but have a few questions first or you’re not sure if it’s for you then please read on. Do let us know if you have any follow-up queries or if you would like to schedule an assessment. What is a running assessment? A Bodysmart running assessment has four main components: A detailed discussion with our resident running Physio to establish your goals, current situation and any contr...

Is surgery for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rehabilitation the best option?

What is the best rehabilitation option for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears? Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common injuries in all football codes. They are a devastating injury, with the majority of sufferers referred for immediate surgery, with a long 9 – 12 months recovery period to follow. Some sufferers even undergo multiple surgeries if there are complications, and, on top of that, there are ongoing soft tissue injuries which appear to be common followi...

Bodysmart client loses a massive 50kg!

Does Resistance Training help with Back Pain?

Gym Training Back Pain Does gym training help back pain? Low back pain is a significant issue, with a lifetime prevalence of up to 80%. There are multiple contributing factors which may lead to the development of low back pain, such as poor posture, inadequate lifting techniques and altered movement strategies. Acute low back pain is largely settled with rest, treatment and appropriate activity modification, however in some cases, low back pain can progress to chronic (present for longer th...