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Why rest isn’t always best!

Who remembers from high school PE class the acronym for the management of a soft tissue injury? That’s right, the good old RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Recent evidence has emerged that this may not be the optimal strategy for the management of soft tissue injuries – i.e. ankle and knee…

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Netball Wrap Up

After spending the season supporting Hawkesbury Netball Association, we thought we would share our wrap up of the season. It’s all about having a great time, so we hope that the season was enjoyable for all of the players and their supporters.  We also hope that you were lucky enough to make it through to…

Brother’s Physio Season Wrap Up

This year I had the pleasure of providing home game day coverage for Brother’s JRLFC teams. It was an exciting year for the club, this being the first year Brother’s have been included in such a high level competition (Ron Massey is the level below Intrust Super Premiership – the level below NRL). Although results…

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Golfer’s Elbow

Ever heard of tennis elbow? Well today we’re talking about golfer’s elbow!  The name is often questioned as 90% of cases are unrelated to sport. In a golf swing the tendon responsible for the pain response is stressed, however, in the majority of presentations the cause of the condition is overuse. This means the condition…

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Dance Turnout Explained

Who has sat in front splits or “froggy” for hours on end, in the hope of increasing turnout range, only to find no difference except irritation in the front of your hips? You’re not alone! Increasing turnout range is one of the most challenging yet sought after aspects of technique for many dancers with most…

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Exercise and Cancer Recovery

There are more than 120,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed yearly in Australia. The burden of cancer is well known in Australia with current predictions indicating that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 years. Due to improvements in diagnosis and treatment, we…

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Physical Activity, Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the single biggest leading cause of death of Australians every year. And by a lot! Nearly 30% of all deaths last year were attributed to CVD (ABS, 2017). The stark reality is when you die, chances are it will be due to a heart related disease. Don’t worry, I’m…

Exercise During Pregnancy

You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware that exercise is an integral part of leading an active and healthy life.  Regular exercise can help to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and reduce the risk of various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. However, whether exercise is a normal part of your everyday routine or…