Step into Comfort: Hoka Clifton 9 Review from a Chiropractor’s Perspective

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   As someone who enjoys running, you understand the importance of finding the perfect pair of running shoes. Not only do they need to provide comfort and support, but they also play a crucial role in preventing injuries and ensuring your long-term running journey stays pain-free. In this blog post,…

Can Shockwave Therapy Kick Away Heel Pain?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Heel pain, particularly caused by plantar fasciitis, can be a real stumbling block in our daily lives. Walking, running, or even standing become excruciating tasks. Thankfully, advancements in medical treatments have brought us a promising solution: shockwave therapy.   In this blog, we’ll dive into the depths of this…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling for Athletic Performance and Recovery

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling, also known as self-myofascial release, is a popular form of self-massage that has been shown to improve athletic performance and aid in recovery. This technique involves rolling various muscle groups on a foam roller to relieve tension, stiffness, and pain, and improve flexibility and range of motion.…

What Is Shockwave Therapy And Can It Help With My Injury?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help alleviate pain and promote healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. It is often used to treat conditions such as bursitis and tendinopathy, which are common causes of chronic pain and discomfort.   Bursitis is a condition…

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Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports and this is especially true for footballers. As Football is the world’s most popular sport, it’s then no surprise that the rate of injuries is exceptionally high. In particular, muscle injuries are the most common type of injury for footballers, especially hamstrings. These…

What’s all the hype around ice baths?

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor)   You may be wondering why you’re suddenly seeing so much hype around ice baths. They seem to be the latest health trend and the new promise to cure all ailments.    I’ve summed up some info as what the premise behind ice baths are and if they may help…

The Foam Roller – A Love-Hate Relationship

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling is like a deep tissue massage that you give to your own muscles. It’s a type of soft-tissue therapy that focuses on connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is tissue that connects with your muscles, bones, and ligaments to provide support throughout your entire body. When fascia works properly,…

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Does a decrease in Hip ROM contribute to Hip and Groin Injuries in soccer players?

By Dr. Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Hip and groin injuries account for 10-15% of all soccer related injuries and 11-16% of the time-loss injuries in soccer. Unfortunately, a small number of these injuries can become chronic and lead to early retirement. Range of motion (ROM) has been identified as a risk factor for groin pain.…

What’s the Effect of Wearing a Face Mask on Sports Performance? – Dr. Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)

Many community-based measures to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been implemented, including social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing face masks in public areas. However, wearing a face mask becomes a bit more of a challenge during an indoor or outdoor exercise session.   If you have tried to train with a mask on…