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Q&A with Renee Coleman

Renee Coleman, Physiotherapist at Jordan Springs is quite busy in her spare time. Everyone has a story and Renee certainly does! When Renee isn’t at work at The Healthy Body Company, she does Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiujitsu and Muay Thai. I was intrigued and wanted to know more so a Q&A session started! What are the…

Diabetes and Exercise

Beat It – Diabetes Exercise Program

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting 1 million Australians. Remarkably, it is believed that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes affects the ability of the body to produce and use a hormone called insulin. Insulin acts as a key to “unlock the doors” of our muscles so that glucose (sugar, aka energy) can…

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Strength Training for Life

The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently recommends that adults perform at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise each week.  Most people would already know this. However did you know the WHO also recommends a minimum of 2 days per week performing strengthening exercises, or strength…

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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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Travel Tips from a Physio

Summer is fast approaching and if you are like me, you are contemplating the end of the year and feeling very much like it is time for a holiday.  Then (like me) you remember, as much fun as travelling is, the actual transportation part can be pretty hard to bear. So, how would a physio…

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…

What makes a good sports parent?

This is a great article for every parent of sporting children to consider. 1.     Be supportive, don’t coach. Provide encouragement, support, empathy, transportation and equipment. But do not coach (unless you are the coach – then coach your heart out)! Especially from the side line. It is ok to talk about tactics and technical aspects…