17 Jul 2017

My (Physi) Ode To Sunday Football

I’ve loved it as a player and I’ve continued to love it as a Physio. Forget the Premier League, the real magic happens on bumpy, lower-grade pitches of Sydney suburbia. If any of my old teammates read this I’ll be in trouble and they’ll rightly tell me to sign up for next year rather than […]

18 May 2017

Hey Bones, Are You Broken Or Just Feeling Stressed?

I had a discussion with a patient this week, who works in Barangaroo. He has been suffering from a challenging kind of foot pain. Having had different doctors describe his scans and diagnosis to him, he was a bit confused and I could understand why. He had heard one doctor say a bone was broken, […]

4 Apr 2017

Should you stretch before exercising? Part Two

In the first part of this blog we looked at the available research and found evidence to firmly challenge the historical notion that stretching is necessary before exercise. But does that mean all pre-exercise limbering up is a bad idea? No, I don’t think so. Doing scientifically tight experiments to really prove/disprove things in real humans […]

9 Mar 2017

Should You Stretch Before Exercising?

If you’ve read anything on this topic in the past fifteen years or so, then you’ve already heard what I’m about to tell you. But if not, here’s a bombshell to kick us off: you don’t need to stretch before exercising. I’m not really one for bombshells though. Black and white statements like that, though […]

15 Feb 2017

Exercising To Your 105th Birthday – A Rough Guide, Part 2

Are you keen to set records at 105 like the formidable Robert Marchand? Or simply maintain exercise as a lifelong habit? In part one we set the scene and explained that there’s more than one way to pull this off. Now here are some tips to help you get there. Keep an Open Mind  There’s no […]

24 Jan 2017

Exercising To Your 105th Birthday – A Rough Guide, Part 1

Earlier this month on the outskirts of Paris, Frenchman Robert Marchand cycled for one hour around a velodrome. Covering a mere 22.547km, it was not his speed that attracted the hundreds of fans to cheer him on, but rather the fact that Robert recently celebrated his 105th birthday. On average we are living longer, and […]

28 Nov 2016

Are You Daryl Braithwaite? Five Questions for a Pain Free Holiday

A holiday can be the best thing for your health. No desk, less stress and plenty of good wholesome activity. But there are a few things that might trip you up and leave you feeling worse for wear. Enjoy your holiday but avoid injury by answering these five questions. Are You a Thong Person? Don’t […]

2 Nov 2016

The NBA Is Back! But Not All Ankles Are Equal

I love the NBA. I spent the early 90’s wearing Charlotte Hornets gear and working on my double-pump reverse layups in the driveway. Since then I’ve had phases of closer and more distant fandom, but the recent years have been really great to watch- especially for the growing contribution of Australians. So it’s exciting to […]

8 Sep 2016

Feel Like You’re Getting Old?

Most days I’ll hear a patient say that they ‘feel like they’re getting old.’ It’s an understandable response when pain or immobility is making life tougher, and I never mind hearing it. It’s a funny thing we say though. You’re always in the process of getting old. You’re older now than you’ve ever been in […]

28 Jul 2016

Guaranteed Race Day Rituals!

The countdown continues! Just two weeks until City2Surf and six weeks til Blackmore’s! You’ve bought your shoes, built up your training and sensibly tapered for your race. But before the starting gun is fired, there’s the all-important matter of the Race Day Rituals. These can seem trivial but their familiarity may help you keep calm […]