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What can I do for my LOW BACK PAIN?

What can I do for my LOW BACK PAIN?

Low back pain is very common. Up to 80% of people will experience this type of pain in their life. For up to 30% of people, their pain may become persistent (lasting for longer than 12 weeks) and interfere with many aspects of their life. This can look like having...

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Tips for the Off Season

Tips for the Off Season

The last few months of sport have been chaotic- a lot of training and games are packed into a short space of time. We have seen a large number of injuries during this time as there was a huge spike in activity after the COVID break. As a lot of sport is winding down...

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Osteoarthritis and Exercise

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder worldwide [1]. Although it is more common in older adults, it can also affect individuals as young as 30 years of age. Osteoarthritis often results in pain, disability and reduced quality of life. Current national...

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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common. Up to 80% of the population will experience this type of pain in their life. For most people (70%) who get back pain they will mostly recover, although recurrences are common. For a smaller group of people (up to 30%) it may become...

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A Prescription for Exercise

A Prescription for Exercise

Exercise can be prescribed as a therapeutic intervention as with other treatments such as medication, because it produces measurable and predictable physiological changes that follow a clearly defined response curve and achieves long-term benefits. For example,...

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Acute Injury Management

Acute Injury Management

POLICE:  An updated approach to Acute Injury Management The acronym of RICER has long been the central principle for acute injury management over many years. However, RICER, which stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral has recently been changed in...

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How to kick-start your running year (again) . . .

How to kick-start your running year (again) . . .

It goes without saying that recent times have thrown up their share of challenges for runners. Altered work conditions, home schooling, events cancelled - it has been a time of huge change for all Australians.  Running is more than a sport, it is a lifestyle, an...

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Aerobic Flush recovery session

Aerobic Flush recovery session

What is an aerobic flush recovery session? On the days in between intense physical activity and training it is extremely common to become physically and mentally fatigued. With sports coming back and athletes ready to give it there absolute best and kick the year off...

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Injury prevention with return to sport

Injury prevention with return to sport

Injury Prevention Post COVID Now that local sports are coming back there is the expectation that some teams will be playing multiple games in the same week. It is known that a large spike in activity places players at increased risk of injury. Here are a few tips to...

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