How To Make The Running Habit Stick

Are you a stop-start runner, getting motivated and starting a running program for 2 weeksMatt McEwan before giving up or getting injured? I know this was me for a long time. It’s been 10 years since I ran regularly, my last (and only) marathon was in an Ironman Triathlon 10 years ago. Since then I have played over 35’s soccer but never run consistently apart from that.

I’ve recently had a crack at running regularly and it seems to be sticking this time. Here’s 10 things I’ve found that helped me.

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Don’t fall victim to the calf muscle sniper ever again!

Have you strained your calf muscle? More than once? You’re not alone. Read on to find out how to break this vicious cycle, or prevent it in the first place

Here’s the usual story we see; you injure your calf muscle running, take a few weeks off running and get back to walking and doing stairs comfortably. You are able to jog and then nurse your calf through an easy training session. First game back you push off hard and try and chase down an opponent or run up a hill and the sniper shoots you in the calf from behind the grassy knoll, leaving you to hop or limp off in pain and frustration. Sound familiar?Read More

Fun (Food) Facts for Fit Females: Part 2

We are back for Part 2 of our Female Athlete series and talking all things nutrition. Last week’sJessica Stoll blog post touched on the importance of hormones on training. This week we look at how hormones can also influence what fuel your body needs to perform at its best and bust open some diet trend myths while we’re at it.Read More

Fun Facts For Fit Females: Part 1

NEWSFLASH: women are different to men. I know, this is not new information, but is Jessica Stollsomething that often gets overlooked when it comes to sports science and injury prevention. For instance, did you know that most research studies are performed on men and then just adapted for women, who are considered “small men”?  There are so many female specific aspects that need to be considered like body composition, hormones, and different rates of development. In this blog we are going to explore these differences through three important life stages and drop some training bombs that show how differently the female athlete, in particular, the female runner should be training.Read More

10 Week Diabetes Challenge

Have you been told you have high blood sugar? Is this something you have difficulty gettingProfile Picture of Ashleigh Hooper, Exercise Physiologist under control, even with your medications? If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, then you are eligible to take part in our 10-week diabetes challenge to improve your health.Read More

We can Help With Pregnancy Low Back and Pelvic Pain

Jessica Stoll
Jess Stoll

Are you Pregnant? Sick of Pelvic or Low Back Pain stealing your glow? You’re not alone! I’ve got a few friends that are pregnant and heaps of them message me about their sore back and pelvis as they progress through their pregnancy. Time and time again I have to reassure friends and patients that despite this being a normal part of pregnancy, Physio can be a big help in keeping you moving as you get ready to welcome your cherished new addition. Keep reading, I’ve got 5 Tops to help get you some relief from pregnancy related pain.Read More

Our New Normal!

It’s been a busy week. I’m trying not to use the phrase “Uncertain Times” or any of the “C” words, so lets just agree things are happening quickly at the moment. Here’s an update on what’s happening at Parkside as of Sunday March 29

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