Lower Back Pain

Studies indicate that 60-70% of individuals are likely to experience non-specific low back pain at some point during their lives. Unfortunately, low back pain symptoms often present after many years of sustained damage and stress to the lumbar spine. Through ...

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Exercise Benefits, Lower Back Pain, Posture, Prehab

Lower back pain is one of the most prominent conditions affecting prolonged sitters. As I’ve discussed before (here)¬†lower back pain often results due to poor muscular endurance in the core and hips. One treatment option is to improve the muscle’s ...

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Gridiron is a violent game. Violence usually leads to an increased risk of injury. In turn, injuries – depending on severity – can require calculated physical and mental rehabilitation. I sat down with Australian Outback (1999-2013) and West Sydney Pirates ...

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Exercise Benefits

Shoulder injuries come hard and fast in this age. Causes of such injuries aside, once your doctor has sent you off to get a scan in order to diagnose the injury, an understanding of what your results are saying can ...

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Chronic Disease, Exercise Benefits, Heart

Exploring the acute blood pressure response to exercise. Using research evidence to create exercise recommendations for those at risk of hypertension.

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Neck, Posture, Prehab

The “text neck” phenomenon has gained momentum through the mainstream media in recent weeks. The neck is a precious and fragile component of the musculoskeletal system. Often overlooked, poor neck position¬†can have detrimental long term effects. Bringing attention to the ...

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Posture, Prehab

We spend one third of our lives asleep. During which, our posture can vary greatly. There are many musculoskeletal issues associated with poor posture. Attention to sleep posture can go a long way to improving awake posture and preventing postural issues down the track.

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Exercise Benefits, Research

The benefits of regular, structured exercise are multifaceted. Research has shown the positive link between exercise, hippocampus (brain) size and memory.

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Foot and Ankle, Prehab

We’ve all been there: life is going swimmingly – birds chirping, flowers blossoming, ankles holding up as they were designed to and then suddenly. Boom. Ankle, gone. It might be as simple as hitting the edge of the footpath, or ...

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Arm and Shoulder, Prehab, Shoulder

Practical tips for shoulder injury prevention for the average working adult. Prevent serious dysfunction and pain that may disrupt work and life.

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Exercise Benefits

A detailed look into the benefits vs risks of local cortisone injection. Research and case studies examined to assess the merit of cortisone injection.

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Exercise Benefits, Hamstring, Knee

Using anatomy and physiology, explore why traditional approaches to hamstring flexibility and strengthening can be ineffective.

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Arm and Shoulder, Elbow

Tennis Elbow Treatment using a combination of flexibility and muscular endurance exercises to help prevent and recover from a tennis elbow injury.

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Exercise Benefits, Muscular Control

Breathing is the easiest way to improve muscular control. Improve your overall strength and wellbeing by utilising scientific principles to everyday life.

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Exercise Benefits, Prehab, Research

It’s well established that being in pristine physical condition correlates positively with good health. What tends to occur is there is a large subset of the population that’s extremely active and “fit,” while the rest are relatively inactive. I’m a ...

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Exercise Benefits, Knee, Prehab

Learn how ACL Injury as well as many other lower limb injuries can be prevented by applying research enhanced training principles.

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Foot and Ankle

An in depth overview of plantar fasciitis treatment options. Covering immediate management, preventing flare ups and alternative exercises.

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Exercise Benefits

A comprehensive outline of exercise and active therapy recommendations and guidelines to help manage fibromyalgia symptoms, increase quality of life and functional capacity.

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Exercise Benefits

An overview on the mechanisms of muscle soreness, treatment options and implications to exercise programming.

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Exercise Benefits

A list of four common traits that healthy people adopt prematurely. Read why we need to quit this practice and focus on making the most of the small things our bodies are able to do while they still have the capacity and are able to.

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