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Blood Flow Restriction Training

One of the newest trends that has been circulating in the area of rehabilitation is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training.  This novel resistance training method allows the participant to achieve muscle size and strength improvements equivalent to using heavy/high...

Rolled your ankle?

Have you ever rolled your ankle? Plenty of us have, especially when we partake in sports such as netball, basketball, volleyball, football and soccer. These sports all involve pivoting, quick changes of direction, jumping and landing. The classic ankle injury involves...

Remember Santa This Christmas!

Christmas is almost here! Whether you’re looking forward to the all the Christmas feasts to come, the break off work or spending time with family, this season is a time for a little R&R (except when we stress about finding those perfect gifts). As much as we want...

Common Soft Tissue Injuries

We are nearing the end of the year here in Australia, which means the sun is heating up and people are starting to get outdoors a little more. It’s at this time of the year lots of people head into the gym in search of a better body. Unfortunately for some, this can...

How To Avoid A Running Injury

Increasing running mileage in preparation for a race or goal unfortunately does increase injury risk.  So, what can you do to avoid becoming one of those unfortunate people who suffer an injury from running? Exploration of the research literature shows that the...

Injury blog: Osgood-Schlatter disease

With most of the winter sports coming to a close, we may start to see a few less sports injuries coming through the door. But far out, we have been busy treating all kinds of injuries this season! There are thousands of really active kids in Australia and across the...

3 Common Walking Myths, Busted

When it comes to exercise, walking doesn’t always get the respect it deserves — and it’s time that changed. Before buying into the idea that walking isn’t a worthwhile workout, learn the truth behind these three common walking myths. Myth #1 - 10,000 steps is the Holy...

4 Reasons You’re Hungry All the Time

It can be easy to view hunger as a bad thing — and while it’s certainly an inconvenient feeling — it’s as innate as the need to yawn or go to the bathroom. In fact, hunger is a crucial biological signal. The autonomic nervous (ANS) system consists of the sympathetic...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a common running injury of the lateral knee, and accounts for approximately 12% of all injuries in runners. ITBS pain is normally experienced on the outer side of the leg and just above the knee joint. What is the Iliotibial band...

The Benefits of Stretching Inside & Outside the Gym

The Benefits of Stretching Inside & Outside the Gym Stretching is definitely one of those things that’s easily overlooked when it comes to working out (or ever). Maybe it’s because it only takes a few minutes so you easily brush it off. Or maybe it’s because you...