Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates over 70 years ago that focuses on unique body conditioning and postural alignment exercise techniques. Pilates exercises emphasise the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness, in order to support efficient movement.   Pilates is widely recognised for its significant effect […]

Minimalist Shoes

The Run Down on Shoe Choice Despite the significant developments in shoe technology providing greater stability, traction, shock absorption and varying type of material, minimalist shoes have become popular due to  ‘less is better’. However please take care in determining whether minimalist is appropriate for you, and also if they are suitable for you then […]

Tennis Elbow: What Is It And How Do We Fix It?

Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) is also known as repetition strain injury (RSI). It is a term used to name a number of conditions with similar symptoms that can include discomfort, pain, muscle fatigue, stiffness, numbness/tingling, burning sensations and weakness. Common among office workers is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylalgia or LE), which describes pain over the […]

The Importance of Specific Training to Improving Running Performance

By David Halpin As most would know from back at school biology class, the body is like a machine which requires energy to run it. Running at different speeds involves a greater proportion of specific energy systems. If specific training is carried out, the specific energy system will be improved. The energy systems can be […]

The Role of Pacing in the Management of Long-Term Pain

Research shows that certain parts of the nervous system control how you feel pain by acting like the volume control on a stereo. Many factors can turn the ‘pain volume’ up or down, which influences the pain you feel. If you have long-term pain, your pain volume can be turned up too high for too […]

Urinary Incontinence

Have you experienced urinary leakage recently or in the past? If so, have you mentioned it to your GP or have you silently coped with the changes urinary incontinence can bring? Urinary incontinence (UI) affects nearly 13% of men and 37% if women in Australia. With so many Australians affected it is an important health […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. As many as 180,000 Australians are directly affected by ME/CFS. CFS Signs and Symptoms  CFS is characterised by an overwhelming physical and mental exhaustion, unlike the […]

Early Management of Whiplash

Whiplash is the term used to describe the acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck that may occur in a motor vehicle accident.  Experiencing neck pain is common following a MVA and many people recover in a matter of days or weeks.  However some people may develop long-term neck pain, therefore it is essential to manage the […]

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