Separated Rib

Blog What is it? A costochondral separation is an injury to the ribcage that is relatively common in combat sports. It is sometimes called a “separated rib” or a “dislocated rib”. The ribs are connected to the sternum (breastbone) by bands of cartilage. Sometimes the...

Finger Injuries

Blog There’s no doubt that grappling arts such as judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling can be tough on the fingers. This is an area that is often neglected when we talk about injury rehabilitation and prevention. I put together a short video looking at some...

A tale of two neck cranks

Blog The can-opener vs the crucifix Neck cranks may be one of the most frequently misunderstood submissions in the MMA fighter’s repertoire. Few fights end by neck crank, but are feared nevertheless because of their potential to cause serious injury. They can also be...

Weight cutting and your kidneys

Blog Your kidneys are two fist sized organs, each shaped like a bean. They lie either side of the spine, just below the rib cage. Their main function of the kidneys is to filter the blood and to regulate what is in your circulatory system. They eliminate waste...