Winter Sports – Pain Management Advice for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Winter is a period that brings with it a different set of obstacles relating to musculoskeletal injuries. Engaging in winter sports or activities in colder temperatures can increase the risk of injury. However proactive pain management st...
Exercise and Mental Health – Lifting Weights to Lift Your Mood
One of the overlooked benefits of exercise is its impact on mental health and wellbeing. Alongside the physical benefits, exercise has been proven to improve mood, stress, sleep and energy levels; as well as reduce the incidence and sever...
Rest Days Are The Best Days – Why Resting Is Just as Important as Going Hard
Did you know that April only has one week with 5 working days? Are you taking full advantage of that opportunity to regain some control over your schedule? Are you trying to fit too much into your public holiday and not maximising the time?...
Foundations / Habits – Behaviours that lead to Success
“Making a choice that is 1% better or 1% worse is insignificant in the moment. But over the span of moments that make up a lifetime, these choices determine the difference between who you are and who you could be.” – James...
Starting the Season: Progressive Overload or Deload?
As the Winter sporting seasons begin to kick off, it’s imperative to continue checking in with your body to minimise injuries during the season. The start of the season is when we tend to see an uptick in injuries as individuals ramp up...
On the Run: Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail
If you’re serious about getting into running (or any exercise for that matter) and it’s been a while since you’ve thrown on the runners, there’s a few things to consider and tick off the checklist before heading out the door. The ...
Strength Training – Is “no pain, no gain” necessary?
There has been a long term belief in the fitness community that soreness or DOMS (Delayed onset of muscle soreness) is a good indicator of a successful gym session, but is this true? Being sore after a workout is the side effect of your mus...
Getting Back Into Training & Exercise After A Break
It’s a brand new year and everyone is creating their own goals to accomplish, many of which involve fitness and health. As physio’s, we see so many people starting to exercise again which is so great to see. So let me guide you through ...
How To Strengthen Your Hamstring For Running And Why?
Where are our hamstrings? What is most commonly called “the back of our thighs” is where our hamstrings are. They are 3 really strong muscles that help us be able to walk and run. What do they do? Their main action is to extend the leg ...
Move More This Movember
It’s that time of the year again! Movember is upon us! If you haven’t heard of Movember (you must have been living under a rock?), it is an annual event that involves the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise...