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Greg Spooner is a physiotherapist with deep expertise in rowing and movement analysis. Our chat covers how to … read more

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Greg Spooner is a physiotherapist with deep expertise in rowing and movement analysis. Our chat covers how to deal with injury as a coach and as an athlete.

Timestamps to the show

  • 01.00 Introduction and background in rowing
  • 02.00 Rowing the Atlantic and why you should bring more food.
  • Rowing into the Sun (book) by Jordan Hanssen

  • 04:00 My approach to injury rehabilitation
  • 08:00 Recurring injuries and why your spine is like a balloon filled with toothpaste
  • 12:00 Foundation of good mobility – 2 exercises to loosen your back
  • 15:00 Advice to coaches – stress communication about aches and pains.
  • 19:00 Sleep is a performance-enhancing drug for sport
  • 23:00 Advice for masters rowers without a coach. Use the internet to research ways to gain speed and comfort. Download the free Injury Prevention Starter on https://rowphysio.com/about/
  • 25:00 How to self-treat back pain – Read Will Ruth’s collection of research studies on RSI in rowers
  • 30:00 Sleep – to be effective you need an honest assessment of your current habits
  • Sleep Study references:

https://journals.lww.com/pedorthopaedics/Fulltext/2014/03000/Chronic_Lack_of_Sleep_is_Associated_With_Increased.1.aspx
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21731144
https://www.nature.com/articles/40775
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352721818301190?via%3Dihub

37:00 Gear you can use to stay in good shape. Morph Collapsible Foam Roller  The more you can understand your injury the better you can visualise and manage recovery.

Key question to ask a doctor or therapist “Can you explain that another way?” Warm up link for rowing – 8 minute video 41:00 Remote consultations are available with Greg via www.rowphysio.com

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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