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What is Tensiomyography and how can it assist in making better decisions on when athletes should return to play?

What is Tensiomyography and how can it assist in making better decisions on when athletes should return to play?

08/02/2018

Tensiomyography is an evidence-based method which precisely measures the speed of muscle contraction and muscle stiffness. It’s used in performance, sport medicine and research.

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How is body composition measured using Air-displacement Plethysmography (BodPod)?

How is body composition measured using Air-displacement Plethysmography (BodPod)?

06/02/2018

 A variety of methods have been developed over the years each with its advantages and limitations. No single method can fulfill all of the criteria for the “ideal” body measurement technique. They are all based on certain assumptions which are not necessarily valid in all population groups.

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Why the need to measure body composition?

Why the need to measure body composition?

01/02/2018 

Total weight on its own is of little importance & far too many people base their diet regimen on what they see on the bathroom scale. Irrespective of total weight, if lean & fat proportions are within established recommended limits then one has a significantly reduced risk of suffering from health problems associated with being over-fat. Equally serious is the problem of having too little body fat since adipose tissue is vital for normal organic function. 

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Why is Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing a powerful Risk Assessment Tool in Pre Operative Assessments?

Why is Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing a powerful Risk Assessment Tool in Pre Operative Assessments?

30/01/2018

1.It is integrative: Cardiopulmonary exercise provides a global assessment of the integrative responses of the pulmonary, cardiovascular & hematological systems that are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system function. This is in contrast to tests assessing the function of a single organ in isolation. 

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When is a new piece of equipment an “investment”?

When is a new piece of equipment an “investment”?

17/05/2017 - Graeme Homann

We are amazed at how often we visit facilities and see expensive equipment that doesn’t meet the needs of all the patients, is underutilised, and may even have fallen into disrepair. 

To avoid this occurrence we believe that it’s always best for clinicians to consider technologies that are the most applicable to the needs of the practice and the patient groups they’re treating right now but can offer additional functionality later if required. It also makes a lot of sense to target equipment that can be integrated or interfaced with other technologies so that the practice can adapt to the diagnostic needs of its patients as it grows. 

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Plyometric Training is an effective & research validated method of training

Plyometric Training is an effective & research validated method of training

19/04/2017  - Richard Fraser

Plyometric training is an effective and research validated method of training to improve explosive power and speed and should be incorporated into the strength and conditioning programs of athletes participating in sports requiring rapid, explosive force production. An important consideration when implementing plyometric training programs is that the athletes are taught the correct technique in order to provide safe and effective training stimuli.

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Is VO2max Testing Important for Endurance Athletes?

Is VO2max Testing Important for Endurance Athletes?

07/03/2017 - Richard Fraser

After reading a comment about “VO2max” testing on a public cycling forum recently, I was disappointed by the slew of misinformation and pseudo-science which followed.

In the discussion, the question was asked, “Where can I do a VO2max test?” 

What followed were some sadly misinformed responses from individuals who only understand part of the picture and are propagating misinformation and confusion and asked questions such as “Why would you want to do a VO2max test?”, “ How is that going to help your performance?”

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Body Composition Assessment- Accuracy and Inaccuracy

Body Composition Assessment- Accuracy and Inaccuracy

02/03/2017 - Richard Fraser

With body composition for health and aesthetics being such a controversial topic in the last decade and with regular debates amongst health and fitness professionals about the “most accurate” ways assesses body composition, I thought that this would be an ideal time to write an article to discuss some common misconceptions about body composition assessment methods. 

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