What is Fibromyalgia and can it be treated?

What is Fibromyalgia and can it be treated?

December 20, 2019

Fibromyalgia is the past has been a condition that is poorly understood. Only now we are begin to truly understand how to manage this condition that can greatly vary form patient to patient. Physiotherapist Darcy Sharples teaches you about fibromyalgia and how it can be effectively managed by utilising our multidisciplinary team at OHL.

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Bulletproof yourself against brittle bones

Bulletproof yourself against brittle bones

December 10, 2019

Our bones are living tissue. There is a constant process of remodelling that involves laying down new bone and the breaking down of old. When they breaking down of bone begins to outweigh the laying down of new, our bones begin to become a bit softer and more brittle. This is a very basic summation of the disease called osteoporosis. How can we limit its progression and ensure good bone health? Keep on reading.

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Pre Season is back - Easy does it!

Pre Season is back - Easy does it!

December 04, 2019

The time has come for a return to football training for another gruelling pre season. For some, football season is a distant memory having missed out on finals in 2019, for others it might feel like footy season has only just finished after a long finals campaign. We are going to try and give you a few practical tips to make sure these first few weeks back are injury free and enjoyable.

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Spring has sprung and so has my elbow pain, but why?

Spring has sprung and so has my elbow pain, but why?

November 21, 2019

I Have elbow pain, is it tennis elbow? How can I get tennis elbow when I don’t play tennis? During spring at OHL, we see an increase in the number of people presenting with elbow pain. Physiotherapist Darcy Sharples discusses the different types of elbow pain, why they occur and the best ways to manage elbow pain when it does occur.   

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WHY WE'RE OBSESSED WITH JUMPING AND LANDING

WHY WE'RE OBSESSED WITH JUMPING AND LANDING

November 01, 2019

Jumping and landing is very common cause of injuries walking into our Physiotherapist and Podiatry consultation rooms. Considering the frequency of jumping and landing in many sports, do you feel like yourself (and/or your children) are component with this seemingly simple skill? Have a read about why our team thinks its incredibly important skill for any athlete to masters.

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Should i be Running?? The facts about Knee Osteoarthritis

Should i be Running?? The facts about Knee Osteoarthritis

October 10, 2019

Physiotherapist Darcy takes your through the facts and statistics surround knee OA. He discusses some myths associated with knee OA and running, and how it can be best managed to improve a patients overall health and to optimise recovery over an extended period of time.

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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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