Parkside Blog


We love sharing our knowledge, tips and  industry articles to better inform our client’s.

“You Shouldn’t Run” Why those 3 words aren’t the end of the world.

Telling Injured Runners not to run sucks. As Physios we usually have a very good reason but most runners hate and ignore this advice. What if we told you that you could miss or modify up to 5 weeks of training every 6 months and still hit your performance goal?  What if we told you that the AIS tracked their runners for 5 years and proved this to be true? Read on for all the details………Read More

Bullet Proof Your legs Like Tommy Turbo

You may have read in the press recently about the “revolutionary” sprinting program Manly and NSW Origin star Tom Trbojevic has been using to rehab and strengthen his hamstrings after a number of significant injuries in recent seasons.  In very basic terms, he runs a targeted amount of sprinting a week to condition his legs to high speed movement.  The good news is that we’ve been using this approach for a number of years, and it’s not actually all that new to Physios who stay up to date with the research.  Read More

Why Exercise is Vital in Lockdown….

Profile Picture of Ashleigh Hooper, Exercise Physiologist
Ashleigh Hooper, Exercise Physiologist

Its no doubt, COVID-19 has played a massive toll on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing this past year. Whether it has been job insecurity, financial stress, ever-changing travel plans, or having to wait an extra 6 months for that hair appointment… you name it, COVID has added to the stress and anxiety of our lives.  For others, the impact of lock downs, travel restrictions and social isolation has potentially compounded the effects of anxiety and depression.Read More

Help Us Stop Men Dying Early From Heart Disease

We’ve just finished Men’s Health Week, aiming to raise awareness of the gender gap in health, which sees Aussie men die on average 6 years earlier than women.

The number one killer of Australian men is heart disease. Here’s some disturbing stats

❌ Four out of five heart deaths under 65 are Men
❌ Thirty men a day die from heart disease EVERY DAY in Australia, that’s over 10,000 a year.
❌ Heart disease is the number one killer of men in Australia

Here’s 4 ways for men to reduce the risk of heart diseaseRead More

Injury: a Coach’s View with Susan McPherson*

Injuries are a frustrating and demoralising reality for many endurance athletes. The demand on the body from the repetition and forces involved with endurance training means it’s likely that at some point you could get injured.

Although it’s natural to feel the disappointment of injury, wallowing in self pity and mourning the loss of your hard-earned fitness is like kicking yourself in the guts when you’re down. So, what can you do?

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