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What you didn`t know about preparing to run

written by Jacob Monk Six weeks is a long time to be away from home, especially when every few days you find yourself crossing the border into a new a country or trying to figure out exactly how to order two big beers in the local dialect. “Zwei mast bitter” is what you want to…
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Why physiotherapists give you exercises to do at home?

Written by Joshua Dunne If you have been to see a physiotherapist recently it is likely that you have been given a bunch of exercises to do. Often despite the best intentions of your treating physiotherapist you may be left in the dark as to what these exercises are meant to be achieving. At the…
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What to do in the off season

Written by Daniel Lewry The footy and netball off season is generally the time when lots of beers are consumed. Did anybody else notice Josh Kennedy playing a drinking game at the Brownlow last night? He had to finish his beer each time he polled votes in a game. I bet he doesn’t feel as…
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What has Squash got to do with anything?

Written by Michael Pierce Last week was the first week of the school holidays for most children and I was (I think), fortunate enough to have the week off to spend time with my wife and kids. As it was wet most of the time I’m sure most parents spent more time than ever trying…
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Spikey Ball foot release

Spikey balls are a great tool to perform self-massage (or myofascial release) in order to release muscle tension, improve blood flow, decreasing pain, increase sensation and aid in injury prevention, recovery and rehabilitation. Undertaking a spikey ball foot release, or plantar fascia release, is just one of many different ways that you can use your…
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Pilates for Runners…why not?

Pilates is fast becoming an integral part of improving performance and function, both in the elite world and within general populations. The AFL, Netball Australia, Tennis Australia and many other higher level sporting organisations not only use Pilates and Pilates principles for rehabbing injury and dysfunction, but also as an ongoing tool for improving movement…
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PCL Injury – A ruckman’s curse

By Ryan Hobbs Injuries are an inevitable part of football given the high speed, change of direction and contact aspects of the game. Some players are luckier than others and injuries are few and far between, whilst others are frustratingly plagued by injury. Unfortunately, I sustained a PCL injury to my right knee 6 weeks…
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WHY IT’S GOOD IF YOUR THERAPIST HAS BEEN INJURED.

We’ve had a bit of a run with injuries at Lake Health Group this last week or two and I’m not referring to our clients! It`s a given that day in and day out our therapists treat people`s aches and pains but when injuries happen to therapists who looks after them? Also just because we work in…
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The Dreaded School Shoe.

It’s at this time of year that you’ll be looking at your child’s school shoes and wondering how it is they seem to be worn-out already! School shoes may be the most frequently used type of footwear for any child, so it is entirely possible they’ll need to be replaced throughout the school year. In…
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Pregnacy and Exercise- Is it good for you?

Pregnancy; after working with many pregnant women I can see that it is an interesting and sometimes very overwhelming time in a woman’s life. So many changes that happen so quickly and out of your control and so many questions, “do I lie on my back?, do I eat sushi?, do I lie on my…
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