Friday, November 30, 2012

Physio And Sports Solutions Dinner

Staff from both Physio and Sports Solutions came together for dinner earlier today at Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro (www.fikacafe.com).

Fika Swedish Cafe and  Bistro
Unfortunately, not all our staff could make it, some are away travelling while others had loved ones feeling a little under the weather. Well, here's what you all missed, please come join us next time.

Mark and Shane
Smile guys
The ladies
Here's a nice cosy part of Fika
Everyone smile please

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kinesio Taping In KL 251112

Day 2 means learning different corrective techniques for Kinesio Taping. Participants get to learn ligament / tendon corrective techniques, spring assist corrective techniques, space correction etc.

One of the current participants mentioned that he attended a Rock tape (which is a copy cat/ imitation tape) course previously and the content was nothing like what he has learnt the past 2 days. Something for you to think about if you are considering participating in a taping course.

I've done courses in different parts of the world and here in Malaysia, the women while practising usually go into a separate room/ area to be respectful of the culture/ norms etc.


Until they realized I needed to be inside to guide them as they were getting some of the techniques wrong which is how I managed to take some pictures (with their permission of course).

As time went on, they were more comfortable practising outside with the other participants.



Now, here's a mighty big Ram's head for fasical correction.



And here's a smiley face in the donut hole correction.



Staff from Medi Lifesports (Malaysian distributor for Kinesio Tapes) and their interpretation of the different Kinesio taping corrective techniques.


Here's a close up
Here's a picture of the class.





Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kinesio Taping In KL

Teaching of the Kinesio Taping course in Kuala Lumpur. On Day 1, the participants will be learning all about facilitating and inhibiting different muscles.

Here are some of the participants in action at the Olympic Council of Malaysia.




Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kinesio Taping Level 1 and 2 on 17-18 Nov 2012

This the final Kinesio Taping KT 1 and 2 course taught by Gino Ng for this year in Singapore, held at Progress Healthcare (Singapore's Kinesio Tape distributor).

Here are some of the pictures from today's KT 2.

Making good use of the corner to practice

Interesting choice selected for the Donut Hole Space Correction

The participants


Sunday, November 11, 2012

30-20-10



In case your are wondering, no, this particular blog post is not about what happened on 30th October, 2010. The 30-20-10 refers to a new workout suggested by researchers in a recently published article in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Experienced runners who follow the workout improved their 5 km timings by 4 % in just 7 weeks while doing the 30-20-10 workout three times a week. Other than improving their performance, their blood pressure & LDL cholesterol also decreased. Their 1500 m times improved by 6%, whilst decreasing weekly mileage by a whopping 54%.

Interested now? Well, here's their workout. After a warm up of about 1.2 km, the runners studied jogged 30 sec, ran their normal training pace 20 sec and sprinted 10 seconds. They repeated this cycle another 4 times, running one continuous five minute repeat. This was followed by a 2 minute jog and then repeating the five minute workout three more times. The runners in the study did no cool down. All in all, they ran about 9 miles a week (or about 14.4 km in a week).

The control group runners continued their normal training and of course showed no improvement after 7 weeks.

What's the main difference between the 2 groups? The control group did not spend any time running close to the maximum heart rate whereas the 30-20-10 group spent about 40 % at or near their maximum heart rate.

The researchers concluded that the intense 10 second speed intervals have a major impact on performance.

No GPS, no heart rate monitor needed, just run by feel. Hope this helps you in your training.


Reference

Gunnarsson TP and  Bangsbo J (2012). The 10-20-30 Training Concept Improves Performance and Health Profile in Moderately Trained Runners. J App Physiol 113(1) : 16-24.

* Picture by RS @ 2012 National Schools B Division 800m girls final

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dry Needling

Gino spent the last couple of days in Melbourne doing a dry needling course with Aussie physiotherapist Andrew Hutton (http://www.dryneedling.com.au/).

Andrew's approach is different from other trigger point needling courses as it is based on a refined tissue sensitivity testing with light palpation, nerve assessment and movement patterns analysis.

Hence, skilled palpation & assessment is essential and right up our alley since we do not use machines in our clinics to treat patients to begin with.