Wheelchair Sports

POWERbreathe and Liz McTernan, Para-Triathlete

POWERbreathe met up with Para-Triathlete Liz McTernan at the University of Lincoln, along with the University’s Senior Lecturer in Sports Science, Dr Sandy Willmott. Liz, who’s based in Lincolnshire, is a world ranked Paracyclist and world Para-Triathlon Bronze Medalist 2012. Liz took up the sport after faulty diving equipment gave her a severe case of

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GB Boccia team’s POWERbreathe progress report

In April we were honoured to meet the GB Boccia team and coaches to whom we presented POWERbreathe. The team members and coaches were interested to see how inspiratory muscle training with POWERbreathe could help them with their breathing in general but also with their core trunk strength and posture for an improved sports performance.

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POWERbreathe training for GB Boccia Team

You may have read in our previous blog, GB Olympic Boccia Team Physios impressed by POWERbreathe about our meeting in February with the GB Olympic Boccia team physios and British Paralympic athlete Nigel Murray MBE. Well since then we’ve had the privilege of being invited to meet the entire GB Boccia team and their coaches,

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Common causes of dyspnoea in athletes

This article published in the European Respiratory Society’s June issue of Breathe explains how dyspnoea, (shortness of breath or breathlessness), during exercise is a common complaint in seemingly otherwise healthy athletes, and which may be associated with fatigue and underperformance. As dyspnoea may be caused by numerous factors, from poor aerobic fitness to serious, potentially

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How To Avoid Stitch

During fitness and sports activities it’s not uncommon to experience stitch – that uncomfortable feeling in your side which can cause you to slow down and impair your performance. But stitch has been linked to breathing problems and is considered to be a muscle spasm of the diaphragm and the ligaments that support it. An

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