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 […]

21 Sep 2016

Shin Splints: A Condition We Have All Heard Of, But What Exactly Are They?

Have you ever had lower leg pain or complained of “shin splints”? What exactly are shin splints and how can you rid yourself of this niggling leg pain that comes on during exercise? “Shin splints” are a generalised term used to describe pain felt in the front of the lower leg. The most common cause […]

20 Sep 2016

Are You Hyper-mobile?

Joint hyper-mobility is a condition where joints move beyond their expected range of motion. It is usually inherited from your parents (thanks mum and dad!). Hyper-mobility is quite common in the general population, it is estimated that 10-15% of normal children have hyper-mobile joints, sometimes referred to as “loose” joints or “double jointed”. Hyper-mobility tends to lessen […]

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 […]

7 Sep 2016

AC Shoulder Joint Injury

The acromoiclavicular (AC) joint is located at the top of your shoulder between the collarbone and your shoulder blade. This joint plays an important role in allowing overhead arm movements and arm movements across the body. The AC joint helps transmit forces from the arm to the body when doing lifting, pushing and pulling type activities. When the […]

1 Sep 2016

Sway In The Golf Swing

A ‘sway’ in a golf swing is any excessive lower body sideways movement away from the target during the back-swing. This sideways movement forces the golfer’s weight to the outside of their back foot and as a result makes it very difficult to develop a proper weight shift during transition and the downswing. Without proper […]

26 Aug 2016

Stairway To Health

I’m a big fan of stair training, it can be quite challenging but it’s an excellent workout with great benefits. Stair training can be as easy or as difficult as you make it, even if you’re not particularly crazy about running, walking stairs can help you achieve numerous health benefits. Depending on what your training goals are it […]

25 Aug 2016

Do Your Shoulder Blades Wing?

Scapular winging is a sign of muscular dysfunction of the muscles around the shoulder blade resulting in the base of the shoulder blade protruding from your back in an abnormal position. This winging of the shoulder blade occurs when any of the three muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade are not working in.  This leads to […]

24 Aug 2016

Plyometric Training: Friend Or Foe? 

Plyometric training is a style of training that involves maximum muscle exertion for maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power through improving strength and speed. Plyometrics is also commonly referred to as “plyos” or “jump training” and is commonly used amongst the elite athlete population to improve their performance. […]