Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep is an essential component of health and well-being. It impacts our physical development, cognitive performance, emotional regulation and quality of life. It is an important part of recovery and it is the adaptive process between training periods. Evidence suggests that increased sleep improves performance and competitive success. Despite this, studies have shown that athletes…

Foam rolling, is it any use?

Foam rolling has been about for over a decade and is used as a form of manual therapy to reduce myofascial tightness. (Cheatham et al 2015) (Peacock et al 2014). Myofascial tightness develops over time as a result of muscular microtrauma or after an injury. This can lead to scarring or thickening of the fascia…

Cold water immersion for recovery

Coldwater immersion (CWI) has been around for many years and been used for recovery and injury prevention/treatment. It seems recently to be growing in popularity, y, with people making home-made versions for their gardens. Even though CWI has been used for years there is still little or conflicting research in the understanding of the mechanisms…