Biomechanics for Polo Players

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 21.00.51There is such dynamic movement required to play polo.  Control the pony, hold the mallet, rotate to hit the ball, and keep on board.  It is essential that the rider is agile, supple, has full range of motion.  The rider needs to  be strong and injury free, so it is imperative that he is rehabilitated correctly after any accident or fall and is kept fully mobile all the time to avoid any injury through the sport itself.Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 20.59.22

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 21.01.55Great day out @Polo in The Park
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Offshore Racing and Female Sailing Teams

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“WHY DO FEMALE TEAMS COME LAST?”

Regarding the discussion “Female Teams and why they do so badly”

Reference:http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/comment-why-do-all-women-teams-like-team-sca-do-so-badly-asks-skip-novak-64116 in Yachting World.

I have read this article by Skip and I have listened to many of the interviews by Team SCA, as well as the recent interview on Sailing Anarchy on Friday. I have sat watching this race from “the fence” of my living room, and so many times nearly put pen to paper wanting to express my feelings about this situation as we watch it unfold again in the VOR. Women’s ability to sail is not what is being questioned here, the SCA girls have shown women can sail, with their inshore race results. But I agree the question is how to improve the offshore racing. I have learnt through my experiences as a female sailor and I feel absolutely compelled to write back, because I am amazed at what I am hearing from the PR machine.

From where I sit it is not about the sailors but the way the campaigns are set up.

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6 Foods that we ALWAYS knew behave like addictive drugs

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6 Highly addictive foods…..

So many of my patients struggle with cravings, weight issues, and late night snack binges. Knowing that certain chemicals in foods, called exorphins, can act as addictive drugs may help to develop strategies to improve health. 

You need to know a little bit about exorphins because the makers of processed food, Big Food, know all about these chemicals. In fact, they manipulate ingredients to stimulate our appetites and initiate an addictive cycle of overeating and subsequent disease states…… for more info click here ….

Voted Biomechanics Coach of the Month

Click on Picture below to read more and watch the video clip

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Voted by the Biomechanics Education showing how Biomechanics can make a difference to peoples lives.  I have used the techniques learnt to correct the posture of many sailors, horse riders, cyclists and runners.  Plus have helped several people avoiding back surgery to overcome pain and discomfort by correcting their movement that has developed due to bad posture.

There is a video clip on the link above and a bios on the link below

http://www.biomechanicseducation.com/site/testimonials/biomechanics-coach-profiles/232-emma-westmacott-biomechanics-coach-october

Biomechanics for horse riders

Biomechanics for SPORT

Calling all riders …. We spend money on Chiropractics for our horse and work in the arena to help him strengthen his posture … but do we attend to our own posture?

Riding cogs

There are various places we can go and do Pilates and sit on mechanical horses all of which will help but if we have a proper analysis and assessment and measure up how even we are from side to side we will see exactly what we need to work on. Different muscle tensions from side to side will cause a crooked posture.

Read this snippet from an article below ….
….”This cog dynamic is why, of the two main parts that connect between horse and rider – the seat and the horse’s back, the rider’s seat must engage in the flow of movement under and forwards and round (red arrow in the diagram), and the horse’s back corresponds in an over and forwards stretch (blue arrow). This forwards stretching in both horse and rider is made possible only by the right postural support from the core muscles. ”

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What is the best way to recover tired muscles??

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Cold Water Immersion – Athletic Recovery

Cold water and ice baths, otherwise known as cold water immersion or “cryotherapy,” is a popular technique among amateur and professional athletes, as it is thought to help reduce muscle inflammation and pain after exercise, as well as speed recovery time.

 

For more click here – http://www.palmahealth.com/coldwaterimmersion.html