Headaches! What's Causing Mine??

Headaches! What's Causing Mine??

September 19, 2019

Physiotherapist, Darcy Sharples takes us through the basics of the most common type of headache (TTH), a tension type headache. Two thirds of the population will be experiencing a TTH in their lifetime with a prevalence of 36% in men and 42% in women. Darcy explains the symptoms and best ways to manage a TTH when it occurs. 

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It's Time to FAIS the Facts

It's Time to FAIS the Facts

August 23, 2019

FAIS is a common hip complaint that can be found throughout the community - from adolescents to the elderly. Prevalent within the sporting community, there can be a lack of understanding around the condition, leading to mistreatment and a longer term injury.

In today's blog, Senior Physiotherapist, Lauren Campbell talks us through the condition, along with practical ways in which you can deal with hip and groin pain.

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Triathletes and Shoulder Pain - don't get caught out!

Triathletes and Shoulder Pain - don't get caught out!

August 18, 2019

Triathletes often push their bodies to extremes with what may seem to be contradictory movements through their three disciplines - cycling, running and swimming. In this blog, OHL Director and senior physiotherapist, Lauren Campbell, explains the biomechanics involved and gives insight into how to maximise your triathlon performance while minimising the chance of injury.

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Hydration and Good Nutrition for Performance

Hydration and Good Nutrition for Performance

August 16, 2019

Optimal Health Lab Dietitian, Michelle Taylor, has some great advice when it comes to hydration and good nutrition for performance. With tips that aim to help you maximise your sporting prowess, Michelle breaks down the best approach to pre, during and post-match nutrition.

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Always Head Check - the Facts When it Comes to Concussion

Always Head Check - the Facts When it Comes to Concussion

August 08, 2019

Concussion is often a topic of conversation in sports clubs, but can occur to anyone in the community. 

OHL's Director and Senior Physiotherapist, Lauren Campbell, discusses the finer points when it comes to recognising and recovering from concussion.  

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When Muscle Strain is a Drain

When Muscle Strain is a Drain

August 08, 2019

Muscle strains are a common inconvenience to your everyday activities. You may be surprised to discover that stretching isn't the answer to preventing them! In this blog, Physiotherapist, Scott Dadswell, walks us through exactly what a muscle strain is and the best way to prevent them. You'll also learn the best cause of action to take if you've already sustained a muscle strain injury.

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Get the lowdown on acute and chronic knee pain

Get the lowdown on acute and chronic knee pain

July 18, 2019

Knee pain will, more likely than not, affect everyone at some stage. Whether its from an acute sporting injury, or a more chronic condition, you don't have to suffer through it in silence.

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Heart Starter - the importance of aerobic exercise

Heart Starter - the importance of aerobic exercise

July 12, 2019

Physiotherapist, Scott Dadswell, outlines the importance of regular aerobic exercise on your health, along with simple ways to include more in your daily life.

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From Calf Strain to No Pain

From Calf Strain to No Pain

July 07, 2019

People who play sports with explosive, powerful movements and endurance can often find themselves with a calf strain or tear. Physiotherapist, Darcy Sharples, takes us through the importance of supervised, patient-specific rehabilitation to prevent recurrence of this common injury.

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Brace yourself! Taping vs Bracing for Ankle Sprains

Brace yourself! Taping vs Bracing for Ankle Sprains

June 26, 2019

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Your Osteoarthritis Is Affecting Your Life - We Can Help!

Your Osteoarthritis Is Affecting Your Life - We Can Help!

May 29, 2019

Physiotherapist, Kirsty Tindal, takes us through the basics of osteoarthritis and discusses a range of treatment options to relieve pain and get moving again.

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Is Your Gut Bothering You?

Is Your Gut Bothering You?

May 22, 2019

As a dietitian with expertise in managing people with IBS and the FODMAP diet, OHL specialist, Michelle, explains the benefits of diet based treatment to manage uncomfortable gut symptoms.

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