Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD)

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is not actually a disease but a condition causing swelling and pain at the front of the knee in adolescence, affecting 10% of the population. Studies show that is has a higher prevalence among those who are very active and occurs most commonly in boys aged 12-15 years, and girls aged 8-12.

Fragile vs Anti-Fragile

Pain and injury can makes us feel quite vulnerable, due to weakness, fear or pain avoidance. This is very common in the early stages of illness and injury but can at times persist beyond expected healing timeframes. Some people under these circumstances may feel that they or their bodies are fragile, and this can often lead to a sense of...

Strength Training Across the Lifespan

Muscle strength refers to the ability of muscles to create force, this is determined by how large your muscles are as well as how coordinated your brain and nervous system are at using your musculature for certain tasks. Muscle strength is associated with increased lifespan as well as an increased quality of life through increased health and...