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Bouncing back after Achilles injuries

Bouncing back after Achilles injuries

If you are returning to running after an Achilles or calf injury, it is so important to progressively increase strength in that area. One of the main ways this can be done is through improving your hopping technique. Stiffness of the foot and Achilles whilst running...

The importance of patience and persistence

The importance of patience and persistence

Have persistence when it comes to running Injuries absolutely suck at the best of times. They never come at a convenient time and always have a way of messing with our mindset, especially if the injury hangs around longer than we hoped it to....

Why you should activate your glutes

Why you should activate your glutes

Glutes – the powerhouse of your body It may not feel like it for some, but the gluteus max (AKA the bottom) is the biggest and one of the most powerful muscles in the body. The glutes are responsible for keeping our torso erect, and controls the...

Changes to Pilates in April 2019

Changes to Pilates in April 2019

How the changes to private health insurance may affect you As you may be aware, the Australian Government have made some changes to the structure of private health insurance, which will come into play in April this year. In short, many of the...

Lower back pain? Answer: Cupping!

Lower back pain? Answer: Cupping!

Cupping can assist lower back pain Cupping is the process of using a vacuum-like device to draw up the muscle and connective tissue into a cup. This has all of the same benefits of massage, except it is a negative pressure, rather than a...

V-Scaps for your shoulder blades!

V-Scaps for your shoulder blades!

Do you suffer from a stiff neck or upper back? No time to exercise? Well, Cat, our Senior Myotherapist shows how even the busiest people can help improve their shoulder blade control and reduce their pain with this super simple exercise. V-Scaps: Bring the lower tip...

Have I slipped a disc?

Have I slipped a disc?

Have I just slipped a disc? Oh no! Fear not! It isn’t the end of the world. Throughout our lives, we put our spine under pressure with everyday occurrences like household chores, sport, work, weight gain and direct trauma. This can cause the...

Sick of cramping calves?

Sick of cramping calves?

How to build up your calf strength Have you ever wondered about our calf muscles, and what makes some people so susceptible to cramps and others not? Well, we all know our calf muscles are super important for our running speed. Plus, here’s a...

It’s normal to be scared of surgery

It’s normal to be scared of surgery

Fear and orthopaedic surgery Fear. It’s a strong word. Orthopaedic surgery. It’s a big deal.  Together they can be a vicious bundle, but one I have seen again and again. When we think of surgery, it’s hard not to think about the worst case...

The BEST exercise to improve your running

The BEST exercise to improve your running

How to perform a Box Jump And how can this help your running? Running can be explained as simply one hop after another, where the calf and the Achilles activate together to create a spring, making us to move forward in a running motion....

Don’t sit up straight!

Don’t sit up straight!

Wait...what? Don’t slouch, sit up straight! Isn’t that what your Mum would always say? What if I told you, there was no such thing as one ideal posture for your back? I bet that sounds pretty good to a lot of you who feel like you are constantly...

To buy orthotics, or not?

To buy orthotics, or not?

The importance of foot mobility I hear a lot about people wanting orthotics, and how that will “fix their alignment issues”. But you see I don’t get that at all. As humans we have evolved from being always barefoot, to now having shoes on for...

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