Online Bookings - Instructional Video
Since more people have started using the OrthomedPhysio iPhone app to book their appointments, we have put together a quick instructional video on how it is done. Both the website and app have the same interface so it doesn't matter which one you choose. Once you have used the online system and entered your details, it remembers them so rebooking is even faster.
Of course, if there are any questions, please ask. The link for the video is below.
Langkawi Ironman - Vicki Hill
A massive congratulations to Vicki Hill for not only completing her first Ironman, but for also finishing 1st in her age group and booking herself a place in next years Hawaii Ironman World Championship. She finished the tough Langkawi course in 10 hours 55 minutes which was over an hour and a half faster than second place in the same grouping. Amazingly her time would have put her 13th in the professional category for the women’s race.
A controlled swim and ride in the brutally hot conditions set her up for a super fast marathon run split of 3 hours 24 minutes, which was the 16th fastest female overall for the day.
Measuring Your Own Shoulder Strength
A common problem when prescribing a shoulder rehab program is that once the athlete or patient has acheived the goals of normalising their shoulder strength, it is often difficult to either monitor the strength after being discharged, or know when the strength declines enough to cause problems again. A simple way is to correlate the amount of reps and sets before fatigue during your exercises and ensure you can match this in the future. Eg if your shoulder was given the all clear, and you were able to do 3 x 30 reps of the exercises, then it would be quite safe to assume that if you can maintain this routine, then you have maintained your strength.
However one easy and inexpensive way is to use a set of luggage scales and actually measure your own strength. Take the example of the external rotation exercise, one would place the scales in a similar position as where the resistance band is and slowly pull. If you know what your max strength is, you should be aiming to achieve this over time.
For further questions on this, please ask the physios here at OrthomedPhysio...
Simon Raftery is an experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist who has lived in Singapore for over 10 years.