Foam Rollers – Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’?

At Optimal Movement we often recommend foam rolling to aid in the recovery from injury and ultimately to improve performance. Many people have a foam roller at home but don't use it. A lot of the time it ends up being used as an over-sized doorstop or makeshift...

An Optimally Functioning Ankle

An optimally functioning ankle is important for everyone, but even more so for anyone participating in sports. When talking about the ankle joint it’s hard not to include the foot alongside the limb that sits on top of it. These two complex systems of bones,...

The Importance of Running Technique

We're going to start by asking a question: "When training for an endurance event which is most important: Mileage or Technique?" They're both very important aspects of run training and it's unlikely that you'll be able to reach high mileage without a decent level of...
What is Sports Therapy?

What is Sports Therapy?

What is Sports Therapy? Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and...

Kinesiology Taping – The Science Behind it All

Kinesiology Taping – The Science Behind it All

You may have seen many athletes wearing kinesiology tape in various sports. Here’s a bit more information about how it works. Kinesiology tape helps speed up the natural healing process by increasing vascular and lymphatic flow. It’s unique lifting effect reduces...