Parkside Blog


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

Shin Splints: How to avoid the pre-season curse

It’s February and we’ve all started and hopefully stuck to our New Year’s resolutions and pre-season fitness training for footy, netball or soccer is ramping up. It’s about this time that the dreaded shin splints start rearing their ugly head. So, we thought we’d help you out by telling you what they are, why they happen and how you can try and prevent them.Read More

High Heels Help Achilles Problems?

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High heels can help Achilles tendinopathy

Well, not exactly high heels, but a heel lift placed in your shoes.  A recent study from LaTrobe Uni in Melbourne compared placing 12mm heel lifts in shoes to a common exercise protocol and recorded the response over 12 weeks.  They found that both groups improved, and that the group who wore the heel raises improved slightly more. What’s going on here you may ask?  Let’s explain…..Read More

Newbie Runner Tips: How Far Should I Run?

Have you decided to get off the couch and become a runner? Buy a pair of running shoes and start pounding the pavement to shed the kilograms and get fit for summer, right? It’s a great idea, and running is a very time effective way to improve your fitness and improve your health.

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