In the last 10 years, strong evidence is emerging for the importance of correct loading of our tissues for prevention and rehabilitation of injury, including bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and other connective tissue injuries. In addition, training your bodies tissues to withstand greater tissue loads requires correct rehabilitation.

“We will educate the client on the correct loading and progressions to rehabilitating the client’s injury but reducing the incidence of re-occurrence.”

How do I improve my performance?

Simply put…by gradually LOADING your tissues! Bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and other connective tissue tensile strength depends on loading i.e. if you DON’T load it becomes weaker, however if you OVERLOAD it too fast you encounter problems, therefore gradual progressive loading is recommended for recovering from injury or just aiming for your fitness goals. Therefore, your approach needs to be methodical, there needs to be a systematic approach to progressively loading your tissues. Many of the exercises I have presented in this document are not rocket science! But it’s the type of loading which is important. Most clients are either OVERLOADING or UNDERLOADING!

“Clients may request their personal rehabilitation programme.”

Functional rehabilitation is an extension of the traditional elements of physical therapy, the purpose of which is to return the client/athlete to highly complex movement patterns. As well as the traditional elements of physical therapy such as strength and flexibility, the functional rehabilitation program incorporates agility and proprioceptive (balance) training, which enables the athlete to participate at pre-injury levels of activity while reducing the risk of recurrent injury. At ECP, we focus on maximising your potential with functional rehabilitation. Paula Radcliffe is a good example of maximising your function, despite an unorthodox running style.