Physiotherapy News

Training concepts have changed in the past 5 years

When I look at fitness the past five years, there have been some drastic changes in how we (fitness coaches) train people. Exercise is now considered “movement training.” We focus more on functionality, range of motion, total body awareness and bodyweight strength. And these cutting-edge concepts are going to continue to evolve, as experts say […]

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Train like an Olympian

How can we integrate a bit of Usain Bolt or Sally Pearson into our own workouts to help us achieve some golden moments of our own? We’ve seen athletes from all over the world overcome all manner of obstacles for the opportunity to claim gold at the 2012 Olympic games. None of them had an […]

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Superb Sutherland seal Waratah Cup win over APIA-Leichhardt Tigers

Sutherland Sharks clinched the 2012 Waratah Cup title with a phenomenal showing in the showpiece event at Cromer Park on Sunday against APIA-Leichhardt Tigers. Played with their foot on the accelerator from the opening exchanges, the Sharks gave the Tigers very little in a dominant display that saw Robbie Stanton’s men score four goals in […]

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Interval training tips

They’re tough, but they’re great. Here are some quick interval training tips. It can be hard to get your head around the usefulness of interval training. When you want to extend your miles and get some running in your legs, it seems counterintuitive to start and stop. “I always explain to people why they’re doing […]

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Exercise Without Injury: Get Fit. Be Safe. Go the Distance.

A conversation with Todd Weitzenberg, MD, about preventing exercise-related injuries. You’ve been practicing sports medicine for more than a decade. What trends are you seeing? A new development in the last few years is people saying, “I want to run, so I’m going to do a marathon.” It’s sort of like saying, “I want to […]

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How to avoid running injuries

How to keep nasty problems at bay while training MUSCLE SORENESS AND STRAIN: Overdone it in a training session and feeling the pain the next day? Exercise physiologist and HBF health promotions manager Jenny Carter said warm-ups, cool-downs and stretching were all important in preparing for activity, keeping flexible and looking after muscles and joints. […]

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Special Feature: Bailey strives to go one step further

Sutherland Sharks Mat Bailey has made his name by making the late runs from midfield into the box to finish off the sweeping moves the Sharks are noted for and also for his strong displays in the middle of the park. “I really enjoy the role I’m asked to play and definitely feel it’s my […]

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Special Feature: The man behind the machine; Stavroulakis searching for more glory

He is the engine room in the Sutherland Sharks midfield and Nick Stavroulakis has become a talisman in the NSW Premier League. Stavroulakis, 27, has had a taste of football in Europe and a return to Australia was in no way the end of his professional ambitions. The tenacious midfielder was raised through the NSW […]

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Warm-up to increase athletic performance

Warming up with a few body-weight gluteal exercises can increase the ‘explosive’ power of your lower body during performance, according to researchers. A La Trobe University study has found that performing low load gluteal muscle exercises before a work-out enhances strength and power in the lower body during exercise. Lead author Justin Crow from La […]

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Special Feature: Souris still the man at Sutherland

George Souris has nothing to prove in Australian football having twice won the old NSL title with Wollongong Wolves yet at an age when most players have turned to the coaching ranks he still leads the Sutherland Sharks with aplomb so what motivates him to keep going year after year? George Souris has nothing to […]

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