Lymphoedema – What is it?

To understand lymphoedema, it’s first helpful to understand the body system that it effects.  What is the lymph system? The Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is probably most simply described as our body’s ‘sewerage system’.  It maintains fluid levels in our body tissues by removing all fluids that leak out of our blood vessels. The…

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More Core

If you previously followed our Core Series you may be ready for some new exercises. If you have not seen it before, it is important to go back and start from Part 1 in order to get the basics of core activation. These exercises are more advanced and may not be suitable if you are…

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Baseball – Common Injuries

Baseball is a sport that incites great passion among both the players and the fans. Interest in baseball has been  growing within Australia over the past few years, and we have some great players.  Many Australian players are now being recognised by high level teams in America. Baseball is a dynamic sport that combines a…

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To scan or not to scan?

Are your scan results helpful or harmful? One of the first questions I’m often asked from patients is ‘Do I need a scan for my injury?’. The answer to this question is dependent on many factors and cannot be answered before a thorough examination is done. I also see many patients who are distressed about…

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Dry Needling – What is it?

Dry needling.  Acupuncture.  Is there any difference? You will know that both involve the insertion of very fine needles.  Both dry needling and acupuncture use the same or very similar needles, however they vary in the theory, and the technique and location for the insertion of needles. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a truly ancient…

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Breakfast of Champions

By now most popular winter team sports such as soccer, netball & rugby are in full swing! Typically game day is either on a Saturday or Sunday and depending upon age group, games are played early or mid-morning. From a sports nutrition perspective, this makes breakfast a very important opportunity to fuel the body with…

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