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Common Areas for Foot Pain

Common Areas for Foot Pain

Having foot pain can have a serious impact on your life, your mobility and your ability to work. Our feet are what enable us to go from one place to another and when they are injured, we really notice it. They are one of the most overworked parts of our body, which is...
Corn or Callus: How to Tell the Difference

Corn or Callus: How to Tell the Difference

Is it a Corn or Callus? Are you a dusk-until-dawn party goer? Or maybe you work long hours standing up? Do you find that by the time you get  home after a long day or night, you start feeling your feet hurt? Some people develop hard skin on their feet and wonder if...
Anybody for Golf?

Anybody for Golf?

Over one million people play golf in Australia, making it one of the highest participation sports nationally. Golf related injuries are common for both amateur and professional golfers, with lower back pain contributing to approximately 25% of all golfing injuries, in...
Getting Old – Is it tough?

Getting Old – Is it tough?

We have all heard it before about how growing old sucks and the body breaks down. If I had a penny for every time someone had told me ‘once you hit 30 you just don’t recover like you used to’ then I suppose I would have a lot of pennies. Well trust me, the pain of age...
Do we swim enough?

Do we swim enough?

With the weather warming up we can all begin to think about dusting off our swimmers and taking a dip in the ocean. One of the best things about summer is being able to get into the ocean. If you don’t swim in the ocean regularly, NOW is the time to make that promise...
Chronic Pain Myths.

Chronic Pain Myths.

5 Chronic Pain Myths Chronic pain, or pain that sticks around for longer than three months, affects one in five Australians. We have all experienced pain. Think of the last time you stubbed your toe, got a paper cut, or burned yourself on the oven. It is certainly not...
Do we move enough?

Do we move enough?

Must we sit? Have you ever considered how much sitting you do on a daily basis? How much of this is optional sitting and how much is non-optional sitting? The idea of optional sitting and non optional sitting first caught my eye in a book I started reading called,...
Recovery – It is part of the program.

Recovery – It is part of the program.

Adequate and appropriate recovery is essential for allowing the body to adapt to training loads, repair its self and prevent injuries. If you are working your body like an athlete, you must also recover like an athlete! Nutrition – Inadequate energy intake will...
It Is All In The Hands.

It Is All In The Hands.

Do we look after our hands enough? Firstly, if we take a look at the wrist, it contains many small bones neatly joined together by ligaments. This area is commonly referred to as the Carpus. The other end of the carpus is where our finger and thumb bones join, our...
Workout Workout Workout

Workout Workout Workout

With 24/7 gyms popping up all over the place, the health department increasing their emphasis on exercise promotion, everyone trying to get their beach bodies set for summer and the warm weather making any kind of exercise that bit more appealing, more and more people...