Losing weight to minimise pain

Often the answer to our injuries is to lose weight. This is a common recommendation from doctors, surgeons and specialists but is a hard one to take on board when it is exercise that hurts our joints. The catch to this is that exercise helps to relieve our pain, we just need to understand what […]

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Lets talk Football boots

With pre-season training already in full swing and football teams working hard to prepare for another exciting season, one important question remains… Have you decided what football boots you’ll be wearing to maximise your performance? Not only is it important for your performance, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent football injuries. Common […]

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Have you ever experienced intense heel pain in the morning as you get out of bed? Then as you tentatively take your first few steps in the morning the discomfort seems to ease? Only to then find after a moments rest (such as sitting down to dinner or watching your favourite TV show) that crippling […]

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Whether it is a torn muscle, rolled ankle, broken bone, when damage occurs to our body, our body naturally starts putting down collagen, (our body’s brick and mortar) to repair the damage. What is important to ensure is that this collagen has a design to follow to match the rest of the body and heal […]

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6 Rules of pain

Everyone experiences physical pain at some point in time. Although unwelcomed, pain is an extremely important bodily function vital to our health. There are a several misconceptions regarding pain and what it actually means. Here are 6 rules of pain.   Pain is an output of the brain. Although we experience the feeling of pain […]

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In theory New Years Resolutions are a great idea, however come June only 40% of people are still on track with those goals they set in January and everyone else is left disappointed.  But all New Years Resolutions don’t have to end this way if we take some simple steps before setting our goals.   […]

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Christmas is traditionally known for overeating, drinking in excess and not being very active. On average Australian gain between 2-3 kilograms over the Christmas and New Year period. Now a couple of kilograms doesn’t sound like a big deal, but increasing weight quickly through poor food choices can often take up to three months to […]

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Have you ever wondered what is causing your legs to swell on a hot day or at the end of a long day? Whilst there are many causes of lower limb swelling, the most common cause in people over the age of 50 is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This condition affects up to 30% of […]

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Risk of injury can be increased following a period of inactivity commonly seen in the winter months so here are 5 tips for returning to training safely as the weather warms up. Start slow: Don't be tempted to suddenly increase activity over a short period of time. Rapid increase of load to the tissues can […]

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The truth behind proper hydration

The truth behind proper hydration Whether you are a marathon runner, footy player or a mother running after her child, hydration is key to getting you over the edge.  Hydration is often considered more important than what you are eating. No, I am not just talking about drinking water and avoiding the sugary drinks. I […]

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Hormones, Exercise and Fat Loss

Scenario – Husband and wife set a goal to lose 10kg each. They both weigh in at approx. 95kg. Both participate in the same eating lifestyle and exercise routine. Husband progressively drops the weight. Wife’s weight drops and rises and plateau’s. Thus, resulting in a fluctuating merry-go-round cycle.     For years, I have heard […]

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Netball Shoes vs Traditional Runners

NETBALL Vs. TRADITIONAL RUNNERS Netball is a high impact sport that often requires short sharp bursts of agile movements. Whilst running shoes are soft and cushioned, they lack the ability to control side to side movement and pose a risk of lower limb injuries as they best work for forwards-backwards motion. The thick rubber sole […]

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Exercise for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions of an entire joint resulting from a gradual loss of cartilage. Cartilage is the protective cushion between the bones and when this breaks down, bone overgrowth occurs and fluid filled pockets called subchondral cysts result in inflammation and stiffness within the entire joint. The most common […]

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Is 10,000 steps the answer to good health?

In a generation where technology is the reason we are sitting more than standing, these same tech companies are selling tools to encourage us to move more. A great marketing team is behind the latest craze in fitness watches and activity trackers with sales increasing 110% over the last 12 months. It’s great to see […]

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4 tips for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that is released in to the blood stream by the pancreas to collect sugars and take them to the cells for fuel. When we consume certain foods particularly carbohydrates and sugars, they are broken down into glucose and released in to the blood stream – this is referred to as blood […]

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5 exercise tips for falls prevention

One in three people over the age of 65 and one in two people over the age of 80 are at risk of a fall that will lead to a serious injury. For people over the age of 65 you are three times more likely to end in hospital after a fall. Risk factors that […]

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Learning to run

We all want to be able to run faster or further and most people focus on this in their training while ignoring their technique. Few runners ever schedule time to practice and improve their technique. Running is rarely thought of as a learned skill. However, just because you can run, this doesn’t necessarily make your […]

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Return to running post pregnancy

1. Consider what exercise you did before and during pregnancy It will be easier for someone to return to running if they always ran prior to pregnancy and did some running during their pregnancy, compared to someone has never run before. 2. Do your pelvic floor exercises The pelvic floor consists of muscles and ligaments […]

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Reducing your risk of sports related injuries

Here are 4 tips to reduce your chances of injury while training or playing sport this year. Manage the load Load refers to the volume or intensity of the stress that we put on our body. Many sports injuries could be prevented by better controlling the load placed on our body. One of the biggest […]

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Achilles Tendinopathy

For many of us injuries tend to come on after being overworked throughout the Winter Sports season, with our bodies taking the toll for this increased exercise load and both new and niggling injuries coming into play. The next thing you know you are struggling to walk come Monday morning. Often practitioners will have patients […]

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