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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 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

Preventing Back Pain in the Workplace

Preventing Back Pain in the Workplace As a large proportion of life is spent at work, the tips below are to help you move well, stay well and assist in preventing back pain in the workplace.     Lifting Prior to any lift ask yourself if there is an easier way to do this. Could

Why We Need Strong Buttocks to Prevent and Fix Back Pain

Why We Need Strong Buttocks to Prevent and Fix Back Pain The gluteals (buttocks muscles) are a very important muscle group; they serve many functions in the stability of the lower back and pelvis. However, nowadays we spend more time sitting on our buttocks than actually using it. In fact, according to the Australian Bureau

Instil Confidence in Athletes not Reliance on the Practitioner

Instil Confidence in Athletes not Reliance on the Practitioner One of our Exercise Physiologist’s, Kyle, recently read an article by Adam Meakin’s (Physiotherapist) called ‘All that is wrong with Sports Physios’ Adam explained that a therapist conducted endless hours of massage, joint alignment and acupuncture on an elite athlete prior to competition. This routine of

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Prehabilitation

Prehabilitation – The Importance of Pre Surgery Strength Training Prehabilitation or ‘prehab’ is not a new concept but it may be starting to gain some ground in the health industry due to recent findings. The benefits of prehab has been known and taught in universities for decades however it is still not utilised to its

Hamstring Injuries in Athletes

Hamstring Injuries in Athletes Jack came in last week and brought with him the ‘Nordbord’ or hamstring testing apparatus. This was specifically designed to assess athletes’ isometric hamstring strength vs their eccentric strength. The test involves kneeling on a pad with your heels through 2 straps that are connected to pressure senses that collect data

The Biomechanics of Running

The Biomechanics of Running How to improve your running gait Nick Adkins, one of our Exercise Physiologists, recently attended a course on running technique and the importance of bio mechanics to improve running gait. Many people want to run and so they give running a go, however they usually will not have had proper training

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Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete

Work Out Tip – How Many Sets/Reps Should I Complete The number of sets and reps that you do for each exercise is highly dependent on what you are wanting to achieve out of your training program. Someone who plays a high intensity, power based team sport such as netball or basketball would ideally want

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes This Week: The Push-Up Push-Ups are one of the most commonly prescribed upper body exercises as they can be performed anywhere with no need for any exercise equipment. However because of this many people perform push-ups on their own, with no supervision and may be unaware of any technique mistakes they

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