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Golf Injury Prevention

Have you caught the golfing bug after watching the Masters or are you a regular golfer? Either way this short blog may be of interest to you. Below we describe some key elements to the golf swing and outline some ways to train for better performance and injury...

The Female ACL

For those who have been watching, the Women’s AFL season draws to a close this weekend with the Lions taking on the Crows in a first ever women’s grand final.  A game that has been underrepresented by females for far too long has achieved great success in its...

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can....

Common Childhood Sports Injuries

Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament, a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common injury. Strain A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. A muscle is a tissue composed of...

What is Massage?

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more massage can: Alleviate pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease...

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People, who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those...

Family Fitness Exercises

As a parent, it is important for you to encourage your children to be physically active. A child should try to do at least 40--60 minutes of exercise each day. To achieve this goal, plan some family togetherness time. Here are some easy ways to reach that goal...

What is a Trigger Point?

An important aspect of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is addressing all possible contributing factors, including the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, reduced coordination of movement, poor posture and the effect of trigger points....

Golf Tips for Injury Prevention

If you take the Physiotherapy approach, you're in good company. Physios suggest these simple measures to help you avoid back pain or injury and improve your game: Purchase equipment that fits. Don't try to adapt your swing to the wrong clubs: A six-footer playing with...