Physiotherapy News

What Is Foam Rolling?

Used by an abundance of fitness enthusiasts and athletes, foam rolling has now become arguably the most popular form of self-manual therapy, overtaking other techniques such as: self-massage and self-trigger point therapy Although these techniques are often referred to as self-myofascial release therapy, there is currently great confusion amongst experts regarding this definition as the […]

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Exercising In Middle Age Can Save Your Memory Later

Landmark 20-year study shows regular physical activity is the No.1 protector against cognitive decline. Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has found. Recent research shows abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset […]

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Strength Training Tips For Runners From The Experts

Love running but plagued by injury? The answer lies in strength training, even if you really don’t want to believe it. Kiwi running experts Mat Lewisham and Kelly Sheerin say every runner should be completing a strength programme alongside their running to minimise the chances of injury. The most common injuries seen in runners include […]

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5 Reasons To Swap Your Floor Workouts For Sand Dunes

Forget admiring those buffed and toned footy player’s bodies from the grandstand… These work out tips will having you kicking (toned) goals before half time! Mark Capelin is a former Cronulla Sharks NRL footballer and founder of Tribe Social Fitness, so he knows a thing or two about getting into shape. He has trained with the best […]

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A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck

You may have noticed a new buzzword in health news recently: Text neck. Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. And it seems increasingly common. Recently, a patient came in […]

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Warm-up Key To ACL Injury Prevention

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a pain for athletes at the time they occur. But they can create lingering problems, namely osteoarthritis, later in life, too. Dr. Alex Brooks-Hill of Sea to Sky Orthopaedics is looking to bring the issue to the forefront for athletes in the corridor. “If we can prevent ACL injuries […]

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DNA Testing Helping Injury Prevention

Barcelona’s medical services, led by Ricard Pruna, have taken an important step forward in the prevention of injuries. The constant investigation and studies of different methods have allowed Barça’s medics to be pioneers in sports medicine and to always lead the way for their colleagues at other clubs. The latest advance is to look at players’ […]

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The Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. And you […]

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Do Ice Baths After Sport Help Recovery?

Ice baths or swims in the freezing ocean are a popular way to recover from exercise. But does it actually help?   Ice baths or swims in the freezing ocean, also known as “cold water immersion”, are an immensely popular way to recover from exercise. They’re used by athletes of all abilities worldwide after many […]

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Girls Loving Their Football

It’s official, young Australian girls are donning football boots over netball skirts according to a recent Roy Morgan Research. Young females have taken to the ‘world game’ in more ways than one which has seen thirty-nine percent register as footballers compared to thirty-seven percent playing netball. It is the first time Australia has seen netball […]

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