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So you’re setting up your office at home…

As ‘you know what’ continues to spread and further restrictions on social distancing and self-isolation also continue, working from home is becoming the new norm.  The question is… Do I have a good office set-up at home? Making sure you are in a good position to be working from your brand new home office is […]

COVID-19 & Exercise

During this time of stress and unknown it is natural to want to lock yourself up, have takeaway food delivered and binge on Netflix all day. However, it’s critical that we try maintain our daily structure during these challenging coming months as best as possible by sticking to our normal structure of eating and activity. […]

Training in the Pre-Season

The off season is about resting the body and mind after the last season, so you are ready to go again next season. However, the challenging part is finding a balance between recovery and not losing all of your hard work from the previous season. If you spend the entire off season on the couch, […]

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)

It’s been estimated that up to 30% of people experience some form of dizziness within their lifetime. Dizziness has been listed as one of the most common reasons people visit their GP or seek a referral to see a neurologist. PPPD is the most common diagnosis of dizziness in the under 45 year old age […]

Simple Biomechanical Tips for Running

Running is a natural movement that we all can do; however, often we simply transition from walking to running, and then gradually increase the distance and speed. Research indicates over 70% of recreational and elite runners sustain overuse injuries during any 12 month period, so perhaps running is not as natural as we would like […]

Rest & Recovery

We all know that rest is important for the body to recover, but what does recovery actually mean and how often and how much is necessary? You need to overload the body through training to stimulate the body to improve your muscular strength and endurance. However, continuing to load the body without adequate rest will […]

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 […]

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