Once your physiotherapist, or other trusted health professional, has diagnosed you with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, you might automatically think “Oh no – surgery!” What if it doesn’t have to be that way? Clinical trials looking into the best way to manage ACL rupture are continuing to support exercise therapy supervised by a…

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ankle

Ankle sprains are extremely common. Whether you’ve sprained your ankle playing sport, chasing the kids around the backyard or walking down stairs after 1 too many beers (I see the latter more than you’d think!), it’s difficult to know when to seek help. The simplest and most common ankle sprain occurs when your foot is…

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Posture

Posture – it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly. As a physiotherapist posture is a big focus with many of my patients with musculoskeletal problems. It can be the cause of many injuries, but also the solution. What if there was a secret to the perfect sitting posture? A magic theory that would lead to…

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Last blog I broke down the Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. I focused on how much physical activity is recommended and included tips on how to incorporate it into your everyday life. (Check it out!!) However, how long we sit per day is just as detrimental to our health as not doing enough…

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Ever wondered if you do enough physical activity? We recently reviewed Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines and found them to be a great reminder of what we need to be doing each week to stay healthy. The Guidelines highlight the importance of getting your body moving and your heart pumping. They also emphasise…

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Ever been sucked into an infomercial product late at night? (Yes!) Ever bought a fitness gadget with the best of intentions? The ads proclaim to give you 6-pack abs, flawless toned muscles and even a tan just from using this one gadget. Sounds too good to be true. Sorry but it is. They just aren’t…

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Have you changed your fitness routine lately? Are you wanting something more out of your fitness regime to test (or cross) those boundaries of traditional exercise? Something a bit ridiculous and outrageous?!   Take what you know about fitness and throw it all out the window. There are new fitness trends in town and they…

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New year, new you – right? We do it every year, New Year’s resolutions, and more often then not forget about it by now. Not this year! Join me in being S.M.A.R.T about your New Year’s fitness resolution.   SPECIFIC My goal is to increase my core strength and reduce my abdominal separation (thanks to…

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A growing percentage of Australians are finding themselves living between hotels or city apartments and their family home due to work commitments. This lifestyle makes it very difficult to commit to a fitness regime especially if you enjoy classes such as Pilates. If you’re reading this article I’m guessing you fall into this category. Have…

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