Posts in kids & teens
Scoliosis in kids – what to look for

Scoliosis is defined as a sideways bending of the spine greater than 10 degrees, accompanied by vertebral rotation. This means that the spine has a “left/right” bend that may look like an “S” or “C” shaped curve. Once the angle of that bend (measured on X-ray) gets to 10 degrees we call it a scoliosis.

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Load Management in Adolescent Rowers

Coaches: Have you ever planned a great session, only to realise that your crew is having a flat day, and completely adapt what you had planned? This is the sign of a coach who is tuned in to their athletes. Load management is how we describe the balance between training enough to be fast/strong/technically competent, vs overtraining and injury. This line can be a thin one that requires a coach to be finely tuned to their athletes.

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The Teenage Rower – Injury Prevention Tips for Coaches

There are many different formulas that we can use when it comes to training load and injury prevention. Commonly it has been advised to never increase your training load by more than 10% each week, and for any decrease in load to be followed be a gradual period of rebuilding. Monitoring training load and improving technique are the two single things that will help reduce injuries.

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Osteo for swimmers

In my observations over the past few months when on the pool deck, there is a mix of swimmers' abilities and goals: national time swimmers who are training 6-10 sessions a week, right through to those swimming for fitness only and those who are just beginning to swim competition and beginning to push themselves like never before. The passion and commitment of the swimmers and coaching staff is superb and we are really thrilled to have commenced this relationship.

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