Physio Edge podcast #031 CrossFit Injuries with Antony Lo

PE #030 CrossFit Injuries with Antony Lo

by David Pope

CrossFit is a very popular method of improving strength and fitness, and CrossFit athletes have a variety of common injuries. Training errors and the athlete’s biomechanics often contribute to these injuries, and identifying incorrect biomechanics and other contributing elements in their training is often the key to helping your patients recover from injury, train pain free and importantly for your patients, ultimately get stronger and fitter.

In episode 30 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope discusses CrossFit injuries, training, biomechanics and injury recovery with Antony Lo. Antony is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a number of clinics within CrossFit gyms across Sydney, and a large proportion of his patient population are CrossFit athletes. Antony regularly presents courses to CrossFit athletes to help improve their movement patterns and training.

In this podcast Antony and David explore:

  • The most common injuries in CrossFit
  • Factors that contribute to injuries in the Shoulders, Neck, Back, Knees, and lower limb
  • Specific exercises performed in CrossFit
    • Squats
    • Pullups/Chinups
    • Pushups
    • Overhead exercises
    • Double unders
    • Overhead squats
    • Snatch
    • Running
  • Ideal biomechanics for each of these movement
  • Common movement errors and ways to assess each movement
  • Rest from training vs continue training
  • Manual therapy on cross fit athletes
  • Modifying training loads
  • Rhabdomyolisis
  • Urinary continence while training
  • Advice for Physios treating CrossFit athletes

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Tags: CrossFit, Antony Lo, Physio Edge, Physiotherapy, podcast, physioedge, injuries, rehabilitation, strength, strength training, fitness, biomechanics, movement, analysis, assessment, squat, pullup, overhead, snatch, treatment, Physio Detective

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