What is DOMS?

What is DOMS? You’ve probably felt it after charging back into exercise after hibernating through Spring. DOMS or Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness, as the name implies, is that lovely muscular ache that develops after exercise – usually between 24 and 48 hours after. It generally occurs after high-intensity, unaccustomed exercise, and is especially prevalent when there have been eccentric movements. Eccentric exercise involves movements where the muscles are contracting whilst lengthening, e.g downhill or long-distance running. You may love it or...

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Taping and strapping

  Taping and strapping There are various strapping and supporting tapes, along with taping techniques that are commonly used by physiotherapists, for a variety of reasons. These various combinations may be used to: Relieve pain Improve joint stability Stabilize or support an injury Reduce re injury when returning to normal activity Facilitate normal movement, muscular or postural patterns Prevent injury The different tapes used include: Rigid strapping tape – also known as sports tape or athletic tape. As the name...

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