Entries by David Evans

New module released – Intermediate exercises for the scapula

We incorporate functional exercises into many of our exercise prescriptions due to our growing understanding of the associated neuroplastic changes that can occur in the cortex. Kleim et al. explain: “motor learning-dependent changes in movement representations have been demonstrated in human, monkey and rodent motor cortex. The reorganisation is characterised by both an areal expansion […]

Lateral epicondylalgia – it’s not all about eccentric exercise

While eccentric exercise is certainly the most investigated approach to this condition there are other options to consider, especially when it comes to pain relief. As Martinez-Silvestrini et al. explain: “… Lateral [epicondylalgia] is often related to forceful grip activities requiring isometric contraction of the wrist flexors and extensors.”1 Isometric contractions have been shown to […]

Plantar fasciitis – inflammatory or degenerative condition?

McMillan et al.88 report: “The histological features of plantar fasciitis are poorly understood, although studies report a predominance of degenerative changes at the plantar fascia enthesis … The presence of biochemical markers of inflammation such as cytokines and prostaglandins have not been well investigated, although, several studies report non-specific evidence of local inflammatory change.” Interestingly, […]

Season’s Greetings!

From all of us here at Evidence for Exercise…we give you permission NOT to exercise on Christmas day! And we wish you a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year…when we expect you to get straight back into it :)

New exercise prescriptions released – Prevention of falls (Otago) & Nordic Walking

New exercise prescriptions and practitioner notes have been added to the Evidence for Exercise Registered Provider package in November; • Beginner exercises for the prevention of falls (Otago Exercise Programme) • Intermediate exercises for the prevention of falls (Otago Exercise Programme) • Beginner Nordic Walking – with special thanks to Nordic Academy There are now over 470 pages […]

Our name is changing to ‘Evidence for Exercise’

Why?? Over time, we began to realise the name ‘Neurogym’ doesn’t adequately reflect our strong evidence-based approach to exercise prescription or the collaborative nature of our organisation. To illustrate this, here are some examples of comments and questions we’ve received about the name ‘Neurogym’ over the last 12 months; ‘will this make my brain grow bigger?’
 ‘that evidence-based […]

Win a Fitbit FLEX!

Congratulations to Dr. Nathan C, Chiropractor from Oregon, USA! By completing our New Research Feedback form, Nathan is the latest winner of a Fitbit FLEX. For your chance to win, fill out our New Research Feedback form here. Easy peasy! And obviously it really helps us to hear your thoughts about what we should research […]