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Is your office giving you back pain?

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. But what can you do about it? Here are some important signs to look out for in your workplace, plus some helpful strategies to […]

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of plantar (under-side) heel pain.  It is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia at the attachment to the heel.  The plantar fascia is involved in foot biomechanics as it provides arch support and absorbs shock throughout gait. People with low arches or flat feet can have an […]

How to self-diagnose your shoulder pain

It can be helpful to narrow your shoulder pain into 5 categories Rotator cuff muscles Instability AC joint Stiffness Referred pain Rotator cuff muscles function to stabilise the shoulder joint while it is moving; which is a very complex task given the large amount of movement available at this joint.  Acute injuries include muscle strains […]

Hamstring – Risk & Prevention

Ping!  There it went.  A sudden pain and tightness was felt through the back of my right thigh and I immediately tumbled to the ground.  It was a hot January afternoon and I was being put through my paces with repeated sprint efforts during the preseason training for AFL.  Fortunately for me, this was my […]

What is Vertigo?

Whenever the word ‘vertigo’ gets thrown around, there seems to always be a person who starts talking about this mystery balance system in your inner ear. What are they talking about? Let me explain. Vertigo is the specific symptom that describes the sensation of either the room spinning around you, or you spinning within a […]

Concussion Management – Baseline testing

For many years now, athletes who suffer concussions have been cleared for a return to sport once their clinical symptoms have subsided. However, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2017) refers to recent literature suggesting physiological deficits in the brain may outlast the period of clinical symptoms. This is of great importance, as […]

Concussion

What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes biochemical imbalances within brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure […]

Avoiding injury in the New Year: Part 2

Don’t let an injury stop you from achieving your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS in 2019   If you haven’t read Part 1 in this series then click here 3. Recovery: Allow muscles to ‘pick up the pieces’ before going again When your muscles get put under stress from resistance training, chemical changes occur within the tissue […]

Avoiding injury in the New Year: Part 1

Don’t let an injury stop you from achieving your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS in 2019 The festive season is indeed a happy time of year: office has shut-up shop, perpetual celebrations with colleagues and family alike, indulging both quality and quantity of typical Christmas cuisines and beverages.  Like many, your exercise routine  has also deployed an […]

Warm-Up Routines

Integrating a warm-up with physical activity has been shown to be beneficial for both performance and injury prevention. While knowing a warm-up can have positive effects, it is important to know what to include in your warm-up. Static stretching prior to exercise is commonly used as a warm-up technique in many sports, however research has […]

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