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Are you looking after your feet?

September 1st, 2016
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Free the foot to allow it to function as a foot

We all have them, but unless they are sore, most people rarely pay any attention to what is going on with their feet, which also happen to be your primary contact point with the ground.

There is still a lot of hype about minimalist this and barefoot that, but what does it all really mean?

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Benefits of Sports Massage

March 10th, 2016
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Massage is a common and popular treatment

Massage is a common and popular treatment modality for athletes, coaches and therapists working with athletes. It is however, not limited to high end athletes or any particular age group, gender or demographic. Sports massage is a hard muscular massage that is utilised to loosen and relax tight muscles from use. Whether it is an Olympic grade athlete or someone who has gone for a long walk.

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Welcome Samantha!

December 10th, 2015

We have a new face at the Joondalup Clinic! Samantha is our new receptionist – welcome aboard Sam! Read the rest of this entry »

ACL Rehabilitation – Belinda Mayger

November 6th, 2015

Common mechanism of injury for ACL rupture.

Rupture to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is usually repaired by surgically reconstructing the ligament.  Reconstruction is typically recommended, particularly with young active individuals, although non-operative management can be an option depending on stability of the knee and the levels of activity required by that person (Shea, 2015).
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Why it’s important to add a pre-season to your pre-season

November 6th, 2015
Preseason training will vary depending on your sport and may need to be adapted to suit individuals.

Preseason training will vary depending on your sport and may need to be adapted to suit individuals.

Preseason.  Some hate it, some love it!  With many sports having just finished a lengthy preseason such as cricket and some due to commence over the next few months leading into the winter sports, it is a worth a talk about what you can do to maximise your performance.  Read the rest of this entry »


July 14th, 2015

It can be said there are three main types of stretching. These include static, dynamic and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching. Read the rest of this entry »

Foam Rolling – What is it and why you should do it

July 10th, 2015

image1Self-myofascial release,  also known as “foam rolling,” has evolved from a once secretive technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, via You-tube and other social media, and affordable products have introduced an increasing range of training and recovery methods to the average person. Read the rest of this entry »

Sitting versus Standing – Should You Buy a Standing Desk?

June 26th, 2015

There is much discussion of late about our topic.  There is mounting evidence indicating you have an increased risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death by spending too much time sitting for leisure, at work and during your commute.

This is not a new revelation. Bernardino Ramazzini, a physician back in the 1600’s advised people to break up sitting and to stand more in order to stimulate blood flow when working.

It is just so comfortable to sit nowadays due to technological and ergonomic advances. In Australia we adults now sit for an average of nearly nine hours a day. This is longer than most people spend sleeping.

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Deep Tissue Massage: What is it exactly?

April 8th, 2015

Many adults probably know the symptoms of myofascial restriction without knowing it by name. It can present itself as a dull, persistent ache in your knee, lowered range of motion in your shoulder, or muscles that tighten up while you are sleeping. These symptoms could be age related as these aches and pains do get worse with age, however they could be what is known as myofascial restriction. Fascia is a web like connective tissue that surrounds and holds the shape of all of your soft tissues in your body, including your muscles.

To understand fascia and how it works, think of an orange. Under the orange peel is the pith, the white fiber netting. Beyond the pith is the membrane that gives orange slices their shape, and even deeper is a thinner membrane that forms the tiny individual pulp. All of this internal material — the netting and the membranes — is much like the fascia in the human body.

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