We all know that exercise is good for us and we should do it regularly. But for some of us, we lead busy lives with work, family and life commitments, making exercise a lot lower on the priority list, and ultimately putting it on the backburner.
With so many ways to exercise nowadays, physio Darcy takes you through the benefits of both aerobic and strength training, to get you motivated to raise that heart rate!
Thinking about getting some imaging done, but not entirely sure whether it’s the right choice for you?
Physio Michael is here to take you the pros and cons of imaging, when it is appropriate, and what to consider if you’re looking for some guidance with managing an injury or pain.
Incorporating strength and power training for middle- and long-distance runners is often a topic of contrasting beliefs, potentially due to fears about reduced performance, however, research evidence strongly supports the use of strength and power training for these athletes. In this blog, we will look at how and why strength training can be a useful tool for middle- and long-distance runners, and how athletes can use this to optimise performance!
The most common injury for basketball players is an ankle sprain. Proper care and rehabilitation are important for reducing symptoms, BUT prevention is even more important to avoid it happening in the first place.
It's no secret that flu season is well and truly here - and with three years of protecting ourselves from COVID, our immune systems are a little out of practice when it comes to fighting off the cold and flu. On top of that, many of us have come across COVID by now, with some still feeling its effects months after an initial diagnosis.
After COVID or the flu, it pays to remember the old adage - slow and steady wins the race. Returning to activities at a gradual pace before building back into daily routines is paramount - and what you can do will be dependent on any lingering symptoms.
Here are some tips and tricks for how to keep moving after a bout of illness that might have you performing below your peak -
Did you know that what you leave out of your diet is often as important as what you include?
A great example of this is dietary fat. While there can be an overwhelming amount of ‘low fat’ and ‘no fat’ products on supermarket shelves, they aren’t always the best options for a healthy diet.
Dietary fat is an important part of a healthy diet, and is particularly important for our eyes, skin and brain. Cutting fat out of our diet completely also deprives our system of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K.
Back in late 2016, on the way to a family birthday, siblings Lauren McLinden and Andrew Campbell devised their concept for OHL- a hub for healthcare experts, where clients could connect with the ideal person to get the right diagnosis and optimal management plan for their concerns. They were excited to see how they could work to maximise the health of the local community they grew up in.
Today, they are so proud to be delivering this initial vision, and more!
Shin splints, AKA medial tibial stress syndrome, is a condition that causes discomfort on the inside or front of your leg (between your knee and ankle) and can affect up to 35% of people who run or jump. We see this very commonly in the pre-season phase, or with people who have just started out running (yes, a lot during lockdown) and it can be extremely frustrating! So, how can you prevent it?