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How do I know if I'm exercising correctly?

How do I know if I am exercising correctly?

There are a few things you can do to make sure that you’re doing exercises correctly. Firstly, make sure that you know what muscle groups you want to work during an exercise.  All exercises have to have a purpose to be effective and specific to your needs.  For example, if you want to work on your knee

What is normal muscle fatigue

What is normal muscle fatigue & when should I worry?

When you exercise, in particular after strength training, there will be a degree of slight tearing in the structure of the muscle the day or two after exercise.  This is normal, and occurs because you have taken the muscle beyond what it would normally do in order to give it a reason to grow and change.  The

Why your feet hurts

4 reasons why your feet hurt

We see many different reasons for foot pain, some are simple to fix and others that need to be managed.   This article highlights the 4 most common reasons we see foot pain and what you can do about it. Plantar fascia pain – this is the most common muscular reason for foot pain. It is felt at

What is carpal tunnel syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome and can strength training help?

The carpal tunnel is a small tunnel the bones of the wrist create by their shape through which the tendons, blood vessels and nerves to the hand sit as they go into the hand.  It exists to protect these structures, how with excessive activity of the wrist and any kind of swelling is the wrist, that

Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes

Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease that has become more prevalent in the recent years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Diabetes Australia, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes (either type 1 or 2), with 280 Australians developing it every day. It is also costing the

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist? “Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.” Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has the above definition on their website www.essa.org.au. It is an adequate

What is a Physiotherapist?

What is a Physiotherapist? Contrary to popular belief Physiotherapists do more than just massage! We also work in areas other than the sporting field, such as hospitals, private practice, community rehab centres and in the home. As Physiotherapists, we are highly trained in understanding how the human body moves and functions. Reduction in pain and

Little Things in Life That May Trip You Up!

Little Things in Life That May Trip You Up! No matter what age we are we all can have trips and fall, however, as we get older falls can cause more concern. In fact falls are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. Our ability to catch ourselves after tripping

Preventing Ankle Sprains in the Workplace

Preventing Ankle Sprains in the Workplace Our feet are our main mode of transport, carrying us on a journey of 128,000 kilometres in a lifetime – a distance equivalent to three times around the world! Ankle joints and feet are the link between your body and the ground. The tips below are to help you

Preventing Neck Pain

Preventing Neck Pain As the neck is so mobile and balances a heavy head on top of it, it can be easily strained. The most common causes of neck pain include: Injury, resulting from motor vehicle, sports or occupational accidents. Examples include ‘whiplash’ and muscle strains. Postural problems, such as slouching your shoulders, sleeping with

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