Welcome to our video resources: this page holds a range of videos to remind you of the technique for some remedial exercises we use.
Head, Neck & Shoulders
Rotator Cuff Strengthening – Subscapularis
The rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder provide stability and enable smooth movement in all planes. This video shows how to rehab one of the most common muscles to get injured – the internal rotator Subscapularis, with some tips on technique.
Upper and Mid Back
Mobilising your Thoracic Spine
This is great for people who have stiffness in their mid-back area. Classic signs are having trouble turning to look over their shoulder or leaning back to look up (often comes with lower back pain).
How to Sit Well – for Neck & Shoulder Pain
Lower Back, Glutes and Pelvis
Activating Glutes, Stretching Hip Flexors
James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution is a fabulous resource for all you runners out there, but the principles of his work apply to any-body (honestly) and I find this one of his most helpful videos for those with back pain and weak gluteal (bottom) muscles.
How to Do the Clam Exercise
Strengthening Gluteus Medius
Gluteus Medius is one of the hip stabilising muscles. Really this exercise will be activating the whole group. Though this chap says the ‘clam’ exercise is ‘relatively ineffective’ I’m confident that it is in many cases an essential first step to hip activation and strength before stepping the challenge up a notch to this exercise. This is a really great video to help make the right muscles work in more functional positions, i.e. in standing.
Strengthening your Hip Abductors
Glutes for Low Back Pain
More Challenging Glute Activation
Another one from a brilliant blog by James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution – this is a nice step up in challenge from the video above, starting to load your glutes with bodyweight. The knee pulled up to your chest should be held tight – it’s designed to prevent you arching your lower back during the movement, stabilise your pelvis and consequently focus all the effort onto your glutes. If you feel your hamstrings cramping, just move your foot a little further away from your body, and remember to activate your bottom muscles before raising your hips up.
Single Leg Squat for Glutes
Activating Your Pelvic Floor
Legs & Feet
Techniques for Tennis Ball Self Massage
Tennis balls are a brilliant tool to keep chipping away at tight areas between physio sessions with self massage and trigger pointing. These techniques can be used almost anywhere in the body, just follow your physio’s instructions.
Foot Strength and Flexibility
Lack of flexibility and mobility in the feet can have significant consequences further up the body – through the knees, hips, and even back. This video shows the kind of mobility that we are aiming for.