Physio and bad exercise

Are there any ‘bad’ exercises?

As a Physiotherapist with previous experience as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist, and regular gym goer, it is fair to say that there is great emphasis upon exercise within my treatments. All too frequently in clinic, I am either asked questions along the lines of: “Is shoulder pressing bad for your shoulders?” “Are squats…

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…

Powerlifting: The journey to strong

Part 1: Progressive overload Introduction Powerlifting is a journey to making your body really strong! But this strength doesn’t happen overnight. You may wonder how powerlifters are able to lift so much weight without getting injured? You may be thinking that powerlifters must spend hours in a gym to be able to lift those weights.…

Core Exercise Jordan Springs

Core Series Part 3 – Core Workout

Welcome to week three. After last week’s program some of you may already be starting to feel stronger and more aware of your “core” in daily tasks and especially during your exercises. This week we are going to amp it up a little. If you are not feeling ready to progress then not a worry.…

The weekend’s regrettable break: Boxer’s Fracture

Are you currently regretting what happened last weekend?  Have you found yourself with a swollen hand after “accidentally” punching the wall.  Maybe a heavy object fell on your hand? Perhaps you’ve sustained a “boxer’s fracture”. Despite the name it is probably one of the least common injuries in professional boxing. Instead, the highest incidence of…

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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…

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis and Exercise

When we think of osteoporosis we think about frail elderly ladies who are bent and have trouble walking.  But what is osteoporosis? What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone density due to deterioration of bone tissue. This loss of bone density causes bones to be frail and puts the individual at risk…

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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…