Entries by Ben Cormack

It's all about assessment….

As the oft quoted saying goes "if your not assessing your guessing". Well today's blog post is all about assumption. In the fitness industry we are often guilty of assuming that one type of dysfunction will lead to another or create a certain posture type. While I definitely believe there are trends and patterns to […]

Does charging more make you better!!??

I was reading an article recently about celebrity personal trainers. There seemed to be within the article a real obsession with what the trainers charged and who they trained rather than actually what they did or had learned or achieved. The article left me with the feeling that they felt the more you charged the […]

Barefoot training/running not for all!!

I have read so much recently about barefoot training/running and the amazing ability of the foot. While a lot of what I read tends to have many elements of scientific truth to them I don't think the people writing them always have an understanding of the foots effect on the system as a whole. Barefoot […]

The curse of the short leg

A fair while since my last blog post but I have been so busy it has fallen a little by the wayside!! A couple of recent highlights have been training one of my Pro boxers Phil Gill for his 11th pro fight on the 30th of April and Olympia, and also a great day with […]

ITB Pain

Today's blog has come about from a conversation I had with a friend of mine who is running the marathon. Like many runners when they get beyond then 10 mile mark he has been struck down by IT band pain. After consulting the physio he was given some classic stretches for this. General hip ADuction […]

Shin Splints

I had an interesting debate today with two guys I really respect for their knowledge and passion about the body and fitness. It centered around what we would describe as "shin splints". One opinion was shin splints were more on the medial border of the tibia while the other opinion was more central shin pain […]

Golf, the performance zone and meccano!!

I am no golfer but understand a bit about the biomechanics. I have been involved with a golfer recently trying to improve his swing. Obviously when we look at the swing we see two ends or transformational zones (TZ) for those who have GIFTed or seen a video digest. The third zone or ball strike […]

Course and new patient Paul update!!

Its been a little longer than I would have liked since my last post. I have been flat-out however!! I ran my first course last weekend and had a great turn out of over 20 including 8 GIFT fellows both past and current!! Always great to be around passionate and intelligent people who were there […]

First blog post-New patient paul!!!

I am usually a technophobe but I am trying to conquer this. I know what I like and I like what I know and it aint usually computer stuff!!! I wanted to start off my new blog by talking about a client/patient I was referred this week by a lovely Osteopath Andrea. Andrea called me […]