172019Sep
Lumbar Disc Injury

Lumbar Disc Injury

Lumbar disc prolapse: Symptoms and treatment It’s moving day and you’ve been running around packing, unpacking and lifting boxes and awkward furniture all day. You can’t stop though, because there’s still more to do. It’s onwards and upwards with another load in the back of the ute. You bend down to pick up the umpteenth…

252017Aug
My Achilles Hurts

My Achilles Hurts

Last night I played Futsal (form of indoor soccer) and this morning my achilles hurts. The first few steps to the kitchen feel like I’m walking in bricks. I know it will settle because this has happened before, and I know a trick or two! Achilles tendons are the largest tendon in the body so…

212017Feb

DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a wonderful thing. It’s that rewarding, yet oh so painful feeling usually first thing the next morning after exercise. DOMS comes from tiny tears in the muscle that are necessary for growth. If it helps, try and think about the hulk breaking his clothes as he gets bigger (and greener)….

242016Oct
Help Me Remember!

Help Me Remember!

We love giving out exercises and stretches! They help for the majority of your week and can empower patients to look after themselves. More than anything we love honesty, and when our patients come in and say they forgot their exercises – we know there’s an extra step that has been missed. How can you remember…

132016May
How to reduce stress?

How to reduce stress?

Along with bills, stress is something that seems to always grow. It can be caused by a number of factors (e.g. work, family) and while avoiding those things is often the best method, it’s not always realistic. Here are some techniques to calm you down! (click image for full size)

302016Mar
Shift your worry

Shift your worry

Imagine you are a giraffe. You have a 2 metre neck, and sometimes you notice a group of humans taking photos of you. When you are hungry, you walk over to a tree. When it rains, you find shelter. If you see a lion coming, you and your friends hide. Life is simple. Humans aren’t…

192015Dec
A drug called exercise

A drug called exercise

Exercise is the best medicine. In a world of Fitbits and activewear, you hear it everywhere. For good reason! The following benefits are detailed below: 34% reduction in risk of Type 2 diabetes Health benefits worth $1900 AUD per year Lower rate of cancer recurrence More effective than drug treatment in patients with stroke There…