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Pre-Season Training- The Missing Link

written by Joshua Dunne With the start of the season for winter sports in Ballarat fast approaching, most sporting teams will be putting the finishing touches on their pre-season campaign to ensure all cylinders are firing in preparation for round one. Sport based strength and conditioning has evolved a lot over the years as more…
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Massage Marathon supports Ovarian Cancer Day

written by Jane Mason Monday May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day.  On the Sunday before (May 7th) I am organising a ‘Massage Marathon’  to raise funds for and promote awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Recently a girl I went through school and worked with was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  I began thinking about what I…
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by Michael Pierce With running being the most basic of human physical activities and a requirement for most sports, why then is it associated with the highest levels of injury? Lake Health Group Director and Sports Physiotherapist, Michael Pierce, explains that poor running technique can play a major role in the development of injuries. Michael…
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Overuse Injuries

by Ryan Hobbs Do you have an overuse injury? The hallmark sign of an overuse injury – in its early stages, is stiffness or soreness which may disappear after the warm up. However, continued use may cause additional damage where the pain will last throughout activity and may even be worse on completion of activity.…
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Hamstring Injuries

written by Chris Stewart Hamstring injuries are found to be the most common injury suffered by elite and amateur athletes. It is particularly so in sports requiring explosive sprinting, jumping and flexibility, such as AFL, soccer, and dancing. These injuries also have an extremely high reoccurrence rate. Correctly diagnosing the type and grade of the injury…
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Do you have pain around your hip area?

A lot of people experience pain around the hip. It can be a very complex area to assess and treat. The reason for this is that there can be so many different sources leading the feeling of pain at the area. To develop a specific diagnosis can be very difficult and often having several differential…
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Running soreness explained

written by Joshua Dunne If you have been on a run around Ballarat recently chances are you have experienced a bit of discomfort during or after the session, particularly if you have pushed things a bit. This can be normal, however it is worth considering whether that soreness is caused by muscle fatigue or a…
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

by Brendan Wilson What is the Lymphatic system? The lymphatic system is one of the body’s 13 systems and it is an integral part of our immune system. The fluid in the lymphatic system, known as lymph, is collected into lymphatic vessels from the spaces in between our cells after it has left the circulatory…
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What is a Concussion?

by Chris Stewart A concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process that affects the brain, typically induced by trauma.   This can be occur by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or a blow to the body, which can create a force that can shake a person’s brain. Concussion is an evolving injury, which can…
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Pilates – A brief history

by Joshua Dunne From humble beginnings in Germany, Pilates has made the journey via Scotland Yard, a British Internment Camp, New York’s Broadway District and is now here in Ballarat! So what is Pilates? Some people swear by it as the solution to long standing aches and pains while others see it as an overhyped…
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Lake Health Group have ceased group exercise classes as of Thursday 6th August in line with government legislative requirements relating to Stage 3 COVID19  restrictions in regional Victoria.

Closure of the gym and Pilates area as well as cessation of groups is for a minimum of 6 weeks at this stage and relates to small exercise groups as well as the GLAD arthritis program.

For people in group classes please arrange for a one on one appointment with Josh or Jamie for them to construct a home program. For those currently doing GLAD with Lachie or Jasper this can continue but only in a 1 on 1 consultation basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience but your safety and that of all our clients and staff at Lake Health Group is our highest priority. We will continue to update you on the status of the gym and groups via social media, our website and our newsletter.


If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat



Shortness of breath

OR have travelled overseas and/or been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus case within the last two weeks.

Please do not come into the clinic and call 5335 3200 to cancel your appointment.

This is extremely important for the health of all clients and staff.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 2nd  July 2020