1 Mar 2017

Four Benefits Of Trail Running

Trail running differs from normal running as it incorporates off-road running along trails/tracks through the bush, mountains, countryside and beaches. 1. It works more muscles than normal running – As a result of the different terrain, trail running pushes your body to not only engage your core muscles for increased stability but also increases the stress on your […]

28 Feb 2017

Chicken Winging In The Golf Swing

What is “Chicken Winging in the Golf Swing”? Chicken Winging is the inability to keep the lead elbow extended through the impact area. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to develop speed or power and tends to put excessive force on the outside of the elbow joint. It is quite common for golfers with chicken […]

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 […]

30 Sep 2016

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains involve the injury to the ligaments that are located just above your ankle joint, opposed to the more common lower ankle sprain that occurs to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle. These ligaments connect your shin bone (tibia) to the outer ankle/leg bone (fibula). The connective tissue connecting this joint together is known as your syndesmosis. The syndesmosis […]

29 Sep 2016

Are You New To Running? Don’t Be Afraid. 

The word running brings delight to some, whilst others would prefer it to be removed from the dictionary. Whether you are someone who is planning to tackle a running event on the 2016/2017 calendar, or you would just like to maintain an adequate level of cardiovascular fitness, you need to ensure that you start your […]

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 […]

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 […]