Healthy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 Must Do Core Exercises For Pilates Beginners

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What is Pilates? Read more

Lateral Ankle Sprain | Treatment & Rehab Strategies

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lateral ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal disorder documented in physically active populations as well as a common condition in the general population. It has numerous sequelae that contribute to a substantial healthcare burden. They usually occur with poor landing technique, change of direction or general ankle instability/weakness, causing the foot to roll inwards, known as inversion. Most lateral ankle sprains occur in a plantarflexed and inverted foot position. Read more

How Do You Get The Best Results From Physio | Chris Chow

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I thought I would take a moment to talk about how you can get the best results from your physiotherapy sessions or any other medical health practitioner. In today’s world of online information and the search for the quick fix or magic pill I wanted to preach the word patience and dedication. We all want pain to go away after a session, an hour or a day but unfortunately this isn’t really practical. The human body is so complex, as much as science and research has advanced there is just so much that we don’t know. Here are some quick tips on how to get the most out of a physiotherapy session, so you can get best results. Read more