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7
Nov

Much Ado About Subs

The psychology of fitness, sport and specifically CrossFit has not stopped being a surprise to me ever since I began working in this industry many years ago and anyone who has ever tried the sport will immediately identify with what I am talking about.  There are so many different factors we could write about but today I want to concentrate

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25
Sep

June 2016 – Reformer Pilates Special (Video)

Until 30th June, you can purchase one of our 10 packs for $175 (usually $225) – All classes coached by experienced Physiotherapists so rebates apply. *To be used by 31/12/2016 *1 per person

25
Sep

Rotator Cuff (Part 1)

The Rotator Cuff Muscles Four small muscles of the shoulder that originate on the shoulder blade (front, back and top) and attach on the upper arm are essential in controlling the movement of the ball (the head of the humerus) inside the socket of the shoulder. Essentially they help control the internal and external rotation of the glenohumeral joint as

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25
Sep

Eccentric Program for treating Achilles Tendonitis

Watch the following video and do this exercise daily to re-build strength and endurance through the tendon and muscles of the calves and soleus. Be warned this program may cause pain during the exercise and therefore it is important to progress reps/sets/time under tension sensibly to reduce symptoms while you work on improving the condition. Points to note during video:

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25
Sep

Looking after the Rotator Cuff: stretches and strengthening exercises

ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTHENING AND STABILITY EXERCISES For the following exercises perform: 3 sets of 10 reps at light weight – start with 1 -2 kg DB or a light resistance band. Progress weight slowly (by 1kg).  You are unlikely to need to go beyond 5kg (for F) and 7.5kg (M). Before you start slightly lift your shoulders up and back

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25
Sep

Disc Bulge

THIS IS WHAT A DISC BULGE LOOKS LIKE *only a little more realistic in the flesh* *Note the difference from a herniated disc and degenerative disc* It’s more common than you think and can be asymptomatic (i.e. cause no pain) in a lot of cases. However, if it does cause pain it tends to be with bending forward or sitting

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25
Sep

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS IT? The Plantar Fascia is a strong band of connective tissue that joins your heel to your toes and provides structural support to the arch of the foot. Further it forms an important part of a natural inbuilt spring system in the foot when running or jumping allowing for propulsion. When it is injured the area becomes inflamed,

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25
Sep

Strong Women Are Healthy

As an Allied Health Professional it concerns me when I hear people negatively comment on women with muscle. Please consider the following factors the next time you go to say something either directly to or about a female you have perceived to be either “too muscular” or “like a man”. 1. Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will

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25
Sep

Facet Joints

The human body is complex and often confusing. Here’s an example of how the facet joints in the neck can refer pain to the shoulder or scapula or arm and may present as though the problem is elsewhere. Facet joints are similar to other joints in the body in that they get stiff as a result of muscle tension, swelling,

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