Stress Fractures in Runners

Stress Fractures in Runners

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stress fractures are, in a lot of ways a runner’s worst nightmare. Bone injuries are painful and force you to take time away from what you love to do… run! Plus, stress fractures caused by running are most common in the feet, legs and ankles and are exacerbated by simple everyday activities like walking and standing. Read more

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8 Things your feet are saying about your health

8 Things your feet are saying about your health

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A foot is perhaps the most overlooked part of the body and gets very little attention. Besides painting our toes now and then and plucking off that stray hair during sandal season, our feet are mostly ignored. But did you know that a foot is the perfect indicator of our overall health and provides valuable pointers that we should take note of. If you experience any of these below, make sure you consult your general practitioner immediately or a Physio Inq PodiatristRead more

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10 Simple Exercises You Can Do To Kick-Start Your Fitness Journey

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do To Kick-Start Your Fitness Journey

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Many people would want to become more physically active and start working out on a regular basis, but sometimes they might feel intimidated by professional fitness instructors, athletes or other fitness enthusiasts at the gym. They might think that if they haven't lifted a dumbbell in the last 25-30 years, what's the point of doing it now? This is a bad mindset that can prevent you from becoming the person you want to be! Everyone started from 0 at some point in his life, including bodybuilding celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sagi Kalev, so it is normal to feel a little anxious until you learn the ropes. Read more

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Free Weights Or Machine Weights? What Works Best?

Free Weights Or Machine Weights? What Works Best?

Friday, December 14, 2018

People will often ask, whether injured or not, what should I be using? Should I be using machine weights or should I be using free weights? The answer, as you can probably guess, is that it depends…it’s not a one size fits all and it does come down do a few factors. The answer depends on your fitness goals, if you are training for a particular reason and your level of experience in a gym environment. Read more

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Stretching | Should I Stretch Before A Workout ?

Stretching | Should I Stretch Before A Workout ?

Monday, December 10, 2018

We all know we’re supposed to stretch before a run, or gym session. Right? Wrong. Not all of us should. And it depends what you mean by “stretch”. Let’s have a look at when and what stretching should really be included in a workout. Read more

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Six Tips On How To Stay Healthy During These Christmas Holidays

Six Tips On How To Stay Healthy During These Christmas Holidays

Friday, December 07, 2018

The Christmas season is full of magic, friendship, family and lots of love. But it’s also a time for slothful eating and very limited physical activity, well it is on my part anyway!  A year’s worth of consistent exercising and somewhat healthy diet can feel like it all comes undone during the festive period. Sound familiar? Read more

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The Causes Of Shoulder Instability

The Causes Of Shoulder Instability

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Shoulder instability, whether traumatic or not can be debilitating.  It causes a loss of shoulder strength and function as well as leading to significant pain. Before we delve into the ins and outs of shoulder instability, let’s first go through how a ‘normal’ shoulder functions. Read more

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Ankle Sprains | Why Do They Happen Again & Again?

Ankle Sprains | Why Do They Happen Again & Again?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ankle sprains are the most common sporting injury and, for that reason, are one of the most treated injuries in our clinic. We all know that person; the person in our rugby league, netball team or soccer team. That person that always seems to have some sort of ankle injury. It seems as though they roll their ankle 4 or 5 times every season. Why do ankle sprains happen again and again? The short answer is that they aren’t getting rehabbed properly! The longer answer is what we will go into now. Read more

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Children With Down Syndrome - Physical Complications & What You Can Do About Them?

Children With Down Syndrome - Physical Complications & What You Can Do About Them?

Monday, November 26, 2018

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Down Syndrome effects roughly 1 in 1200 Australians. It is a chromosomal condition characterized by an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Diagnosis is made either prior to birth, or shortly after, by chromosomal testing. Read more

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Cortisone Injection For Tendon Pain | Does It Work?

Cortisone Injection For Tendon Pain | Does It Work?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Everyone has heard of a corticosteroid, or cortisone injection. They’re so often recommended as a first line of treatment for shoulder and hip bursitis, tennis elbow, heel (plantar fascia) pain, and much more. It acts as a pain reliever for tendon problems, so people are heading to their GPs asking for more shots! The problem is, there is very strong evidence that: Read more

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