14 Feb 2018

Ocean Swimming Warm-Up

Despite the increasing temperature of the ocean at this time of the year, it is still hard not to get a shock every time you plunge into the sea. Unlike swimming in a pool, it is more difficult to do a few lengths to warm-up when you swim in the ocean, especially when you hit […]

7 Jan 2018

As An Athlete Should You Use Ice On The Sidelines Before Returning To Play?

I previously worked with a rugby team and it wasn’t too uncommon to have players ice problem areas, and back up between halves or different games, before going back on the field. Did it effect their performance? A systematic review was completed in 2011 and published in the Journal of Sports Medicine in 2012 which reviewed […]

27 Dec 2017

New Year Resolutions – How To Reach Yours Without Reaching For The Ice Pack!

Many people set New Years Resolutions and hope to accomplish something new or important in the coming year. A large percentage of people have a health and fitness goal, whether this is to lose weight, improve their fitness or just be generally more active. This is a fantastic goal and congratulations on making the first […]

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 […]

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. […]

25 Jan 2016

Best Time Of Day To Exercise

Is there such a thing as an optimal time of day to exercise? Are you someone who has maintained the same exercise routine for many years and swear by it, or are you more likely to try and fit exercise in around everything else? Some people love to wake up for a 5am beach run, […]

31 Oct 2014

Top Golf Training Tips

Have you ever wondered why your golf swing is inconsistent, or why your effort on technique just isn’t equating to improvements on your scorecard? Of course, having some one to one coaching will assist you greatly in achieving improvements but I am going to outline a few things to regularly do to keep your body […]

29 Oct 2014

Quick and Effective Golf Warm Up

In golf, first contact of the day is so important for the mental game to ensure that the score card stays to a minimum. Did you know that an appropriate warm up can place your body in its optimal state to ensure an optimal tee off? Now we may all be guilty of (not so) […]

28 Dec 2011

Are You Rolling Out of Bed Like an 80 Year Old?

Yes summer has snuck up on us again and if you’re anything like me one day of blue sky is usually enough to kick start an exercise regime that has slowly deteriorated through the winter. Whether it’s digging out the trainers for a run or increasing your weights at pump class, you definitely know when […]