There’s Even More Evidence That One Type of Exercise Is The Closest Thing To A Miracle Drug That We Have.

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain age-related cognitive decline? Get moving. A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time […]

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Strong Body Of Evidence Supports Strength Training For Seniors

Australian researchers have found more evidence to suggest that improving muscle strength can improve brain function, and possibly prevent the onset of dementia. Their research, carried out by the University of Sydney for the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART) trial, showed for the first time a positive link between progressive resistance training and […]

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Suffering Shin Pain With Activity? ~ Management Of Shin Splints

Shin splints is a common complaint, especially among participants of running sports. In this post, Physiotherapist Stefani Joannidis discusses the cause and management of this debilitating injury. “Shin splints” or pain in the area of the shin, can be quite debilitating for an athlete, accounting for approximately 13-17% of all running related injuries. It primarily […]

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Running For Your Back

It’s previously been thought that the discs in your spine don’t respond well to physical activity. But new Australian research suggests otherwise. It shows that any physical activity is good for your spine. Transcript of interview by Dr Norman Swan, Health Report, ABC News of Associate Professor Daniel Belavy, The Institute for Physical Activity and […]

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Diary of Physio Patient: An ACL Injury ~ Part 2

In this four part series, Physiotherapist James Pearce discloses his own feelings, concerns and frustrations as he underwent his own knee reconstructive surgery. As a physiotherapist who routinely consults and treats many people with ACL injuries, when I ruptured my own ACL, I decided to write this blog and give an insight into the recovery […]

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Eat Like A Pro: Eight Foods To Help Improve Your Athletic Performance

AS Monaco’s team dietitian Tara Ostrowe is tasked with choosing the right foods at the right time to help maximize the physical potential of each footballer at the club. AS Monaco has been the surprise package of Europe this season, blowing away its rivals to reach the Champions League semifinals and sitting on the brink […]

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Prevent ACL Injuries By Jumping And Landing Properly

If you have been unlucky enough to have suffered a sprain of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), then you know how painful and debilitating this injury can be. A tear of your ACL can prevent you from fully participating in sports, and you may require surgery to help repair your ACL. After an ACL injury, […]

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The Dreaded “High Ankle Sprain”, But What’s The Difference?

Ankle sprains are the most common single type of sport related trauma among all body sites and types, and account for more than 80% of injuries. To understand the difference between a common lateral ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain, it’s important to have a brief understanding about the anatomy. Three bones in the […]

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FIFA 11+ ~ A Warm Up Proven To Reduce Injuries

Research has shown the FIFA 11+ program to be effective at preventing football injuries. The reasons for warming up before any physical activity are well known. But are our warm-ups adequately preparing us for an improved performance on the pitch while reducing our inherent risk of injury? Developed and studied by the FIFA Medical Assessment […]

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Management Of Concussion In Sport

There has been growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes. The issue of concussion is one that affects a wide variety of sports across all levels, from amateur games right up to elite athletes. Quite rightly it is a topic that has received greater […]

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