Brace VS Tape? Which is best for Ankle Sprains

We’ve had a lot of feedback following last week’s blog about Ankle Sprains and the worrying statistics showing how many of you will have long-term complications following an ankle sprain.

One of the most common topics people ask us about ankle sprains is whether they should use a brace or tape, and which one is better?Read More

Runner athlete legs got a pain

Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: Exercise before Surgery!!

Are you 1 of the 2.1 million Australians who suffer from osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease which causes structural changes in joints. It often presents with pain, with or without stiffness and swelling around the joint, and can result in a significant loss of function.

As our population continues to age, so does the incidence of people diagnosed with osteoarthritis. 30% of people aged 65 or older report joint symptoms and there is approximately $1.6 billion spent on treating osteoarthritis every year.

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Walk the Walk

 

If I told you there was a magic pill that

  • cut your risk of dying,
  • decreased heart disease,
  • improved symptoms of depression and lifted your mood,
  • helped you lose weight,
  • prevented Alzheimer’s disease,
  • reduced back pain
  • boosted bone density,
  • improved your sleep and
  • slowed mental decline and memory loss, you would walk into the Doctor’s surgery and demand a prescription.Read More

Recovery for Fitness Transformations

don’t waste your hard training by neglecting recovery!

A lot of us are hitting a transformation program at this time of year to get in shape for summer. There are a number of recovery strategies you can use to stay healthy, uninjured and training consistently. The harder you train, the harder you need to work at recovering (if that makes sense). Check out my 15 minute webinar for details of how you can use science to your advantage and stay healthy while increasing your training.

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5 Mistakes made by endurance athletes

Over 2 decades of working as a Sports Physio, I am always asked to try and identify exactly why my patients develop overuse injuries. This is often a difficult task due to the number of factors that can combine to cause an injury.  What I have noticed is five mistakes that endurance athletes seem to make, whether they be professional cyclists or triathletes, or new exercisers training for a fun run. I can assure you, I have personally made all 5 of these mistakes. They are not exclusive to males or females and avoiding these mistakes will help keep you fit and well.

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Ankle sprains

why you should ignore traditional medical advice!

Every week, thousands of people sprain their ankle. Most do it at sport, some walking down stairs or on uneven ground.

Here’s a typical story we hear as Physiotherapists, almost every week.
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