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Biomechanics 101 – Why do we move the way we do??

written by Daniel Lewry Physiotherapy has changed a lot in recent years. There is a common misconception that physios just do massage, joint mobilisation and a little bit of ultrasound. This concept of a purely hands on approach is not very well supported by the literature to provide best outcomes for the patient. There is…
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Travel Tips to Manage Neck and Back Pain

written by Joshua Dunne I have recently returned home to Ballarat after a 3-week holiday in Sri Lanka and Laos, feeling well refreshed and ready to get back to work at Lake Health Group. While I enjoy travelling and exploring new locations, there is always one major downside: the plane ride to get there. In…
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Cycling safety – the unnecessary ‘war’ between cyclists and drivers

By Jamie Chan With the weather becoming warmer and the days getting longer, some of us are thinking of pulling the bike out of the shed and dusting it off for the first time in a while. For many of us, cycling is fun, but with the recent incidents in Ballarat involving cyclists on the…
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Pain Science 101: The Hidden Factors

by Joshua Dunne Here at Lake Health Group we see a range of clientele from the wider Ballarat community, and most of the time people come to see us to resolve an ache or pain they have developed. Most people assume that pain is caused by structural damage to tissues within the body, but modern pain science suggests this…
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5 tips to manage aches and pains during Finals

by Joshua Dunne With the end of the winter sporting season in Ballarat coming to an end, we seem to be getting increasing numbers of sore bodies through the clinic at Lake Health Group. Some clients are after ‘tune-ups’ to help them perform at their best during the finals series, while others have sustained new…
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Don’t be Hamstrung

Half way through the football season and teams are starting to set their eyes to September already. Rarely do the best sides on paper run out together, injuries often have something to say about that. More to the point, hamstrings often have a lot to say about this in football. To help you get the…
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If the Shoe fits…

written by Justin Allison Do you have an upcoming event, but not sure if your runners will last? Are you getting back into exercise after a longer than usual break? Are your old faithful runners no longer faithful? You may need to update your shoes!! I see many different cases on a weekly basis that…
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What is good Spinal Health?

written by Jamie Chan Spinal Health Week this year is being nationally recognised between the 22-28th May 2017. The key theme this year is chronic back pain. It is estimated that 70-90% of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime (AIHW) and according to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), around 25% of Australians…
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GLA:D™ Australia Program

GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of difficulties with mobility and disability in older people. It is also common in younger and middle-aged people. Approximately 5% of people between 35 and 54 years of age…
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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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