4 Dec 2018

The Two Best Hamstring Strengthening Exercises

Hamstring strains are the most common sporting injury ever period. If you’re recovering from a strain or your hamstring feels a bit dodgy then depending on your stage of rehab you will need to strengthen it before getting back to your chosen sport. Here’s two great exercises to get you your hamstring firing again. The […]

3 Dec 2018

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

Do I Need To X-ray My Foot?

“My foot is sore and difficult to walk on, should get an x-ray?” I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had this question as a whether it’s at the clinic or friends asking over dinner or at the pub. Foot pain is really frustrating because it’s easily aggravated by your everyday activities. But on […]

2 Dec 2018

Top Three Cardio exercises With A Lower Limb Injury

Top Three Cardio exercises With A Lower Limb Injury

If you have an injury to your leg it can be really frustrating not being able to exercise the way you want to. If you have an ankle, knee or hip joint or muscle injury, it can seem like all your regular cardio workouts are off the table. And there’s good reason for this as […]

1 Dec 2018

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Anatomy: The two main tendons of your thumb, EPB and APL, run closely together at the base of your thumb. These tendons are surrounds by a soft tissue called synovium and are then encased in a tendon sheath.  ‘Tenosynovitis’ is swelling or inflammation of the tendon and synovium causing increased friction on the sheath, resulting […]

28 Nov 2018

Christmas Gift Ideas For Better Posture

Christmas Gift Ideas For Better Posture

Christmas is just around the corner, which means trying to think of thoughtful and specials gifts for our loved ones. Below are a few out of the box and practical gifts for those who want to improve their posture, plus a few simple exercises! Foam Roller: Overhead Shoulder Series Lying on your foam roller, making […]

15 Nov 2018

Three Things To Remember When Getting Into Shape For Summer

Three Things To Remember When Getting Into Shape For Summer

They say the “Summer Body” is made in Winter, well unfortunately I didn’t listen to that this year and it seems Summer is fast approaching, yet the summer body is still a little while away. The days are getting longer and warmer, the gyms are getting busier and Martin Place is seemingly more and more […]

15 Nov 2018

Three Easy Exercise Hacks To Fix Exercise Mistakes

Three Easy Exercise Hacks To Fix Exercise Mistakes

Single Leg Heel Raise One of the most important muscles in the body for producing acceleration in walking, running and jumping is the calf complex.  The Calf Complex is made up of 2 muscle groups; the Gastrocnemius (mostly type II fast twitch muscle fibres) and the Soleus (mostly type I slow twitch muscle fibres), and […]

14 Nov 2018

Ligaments And Tendons – How Are They Different?

Ligaments And Tendons – How Are They Different?

Ligaments and Tendons are both are both types of connective tissue within our body that contribute to the way we move. The role that they play however is very different and therefore the treatment that is needed when they are injured differs too. Ligaments: Ligaments are made of a fibrous connective tissue that acts like […]

1 Nov 2018

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

What is Pre-patellar Bursitis? Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body.  They exist around the body at most joints, such as the shoulder, knee, elbow and heel.  They contain small amounts of fluid and act as a cushion/lubricant between joint surfaces, between bones and tendons/muscles as to reduce friction and allow […]

31 Oct 2018

How Deep Is Your Squat?

Squatting is one of the most common exercises performed in athletic and general  populations due to the efficacy in muscular development, strength and power.  This exercise is often prescribed in the management of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and used throughout the strength and conditioning world to improve performance and develop robust athletes. Often this […]