Physiotherapy News

What’s The ultimate Way To Defy Depression, Disease And Early Death? Exercise

As a new report reveals the mental health benefits of just an hour’s physical activity a week, it seems there is nothing a workout can’t cure. Here is why we should all sit less and move more. Are you sitting comfortably? Bad idea. Stand up and walk around the house. Leave your desk and jog […]

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How Pilates Could Help Relieve Your Sports Injury

The exercise technique that could get you back on track after an injury. When you’ve suffered the setback of a sporting injury, taking up pilates might not seem like the obvious next step. But there’s more to the popular fitness technique than toning up women’s pelvic floor muscles – and an increasing number of physical […]

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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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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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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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8 Simple Ways to Avoid New Year’s Resolution-Induced Injury

As the hangovers clear on yet another festive season, I thought that I would get in early and write a blog on New Year’s resolutions. Specifically, how best reduce the risk of injury upon resuming exercise after a prolonged period of time away from exercise. The reason behind this is very simple: Without fail, each […]

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Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness

Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year. The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they are out of shape, according to a study published in July. That number almost equals the risk of […]

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Kids Are More Susceptible To Brain Injury, And Concussion Has Implications Beyond What We Thought

Head knocks in childhood are by no means uncommon, yet they may have lasting negative effects. New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult. Researchers from the United Kingdom, United States and Sweden looked at data from the entire Swedish population born between 1973 […]

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