Fitness trends come and go, and it can be hard to work out which ones are going to stick and which ones aren’t. It seems that everyone in the health and fitness world is spruiking foam roller exercises at the moment, so I am going to give you a Physiotherapist’s take on the phenomenon.  …

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Are you feeling tight and sore in your muscles?   It could be knots in the tops of the shoulders, a tightness in the lower back or a nagging ache in your calves. Perhaps it’s an uncomfortable feeling between your shoulder blades, or sore hamstrings from that run you did on the weekend.   You…

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The café office…the backpack laptop…the beachfront deadline…Being a digital nomad certainly has it’s perks. The lifestyle choice to abandon a permanent work location in favor of a geographically liberated mobile workstation is rapidly gaining popularity.   Despite the freedom, however, being a digital nomad is not without it’s challenges. As a physio, the one that…

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Life as a digital nomad is a dream lifestyle built on freedom and flexibility, but we all know it’s not always beer and skittles. Long hours spent hunched over a laptop or folded into a plane seat can be challenging for your body. Fitness routines can be hard to set when you travel. As a…

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We all have a huge opportunity to prevent injury, and improve our ability to bounce back quickly if we do get injured. Effective injury prevention will never truly occur, however, until we take complete responsibility for our own bodies and actions. This is something we, as a society, often don’t do so well. In our current…

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Physiotherapists are trained to diagnose, assess and treat all kinds of injuries. They spend, at the very least, 80 percent of their studies and time helping people who have already sustained injuries. That leaves, at most, 20 percent of their efforts and resources available for the prevention of the injuries before they occur. This is…

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So what is it that makes some people appear to run so effortlessly? Why do some runners get injured and not others? It’s funny that so much time is spent as a child in being taught how to walk, but it’s just assumed that running is learnt instinctively. If you’ve been taking note of the many runners…

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