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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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I have a strong core, why do I have back pain?

I have a strong core, why do I have back pain?

The prevalence of chronic lower back pain has increased more than 100% in the last decade and continue’s to increase dramatically in the ageing population. For many years the claim that “strengthening your core muscles” and performing exercises that promote “core...

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Tips to keep you active while your sport is on hold

Tips to keep you active while your sport is on hold

We often see an increase in injuries when there is a spike in activity- pre season or returning to sport after a holiday are good examples of this. With all sporting league and activities currently on hold, it is important to try and maintain your fitness as much as...

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Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire Are you feeling unwell with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath? Have you had close contact* with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)? *Face-to-face contact for more than 15 minutes,...

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