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Tag: Sports Physiotherapist

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

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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When Looks Shouldn’t Matter

Footy season is upon us.  Whether you play for the Redan Lions or Sebastopol Vikings you will be getting around in some form of footy boot. So is it time for some new ones?  And how do you choose?  There’s a lot to think about. Well, for starters, ignore how they look.  Comfort and fit…
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Does It Matter If I have Pain Exercising?

Picture this. You are running out in the bush on a Sunday morning with the pack and 10km into a 20km stint your calf starts to tighten up. You try to ignore it but it keeps twinging and then starts to move into your achilles tendon. Given you are at the furthest most point from…
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The Things They Never Tell You……

Having been an avid bike rider for years there are certain things that fellow cyclists and my family (mostly) take for granted. Like what I hear you ask. Well just things like shaved legs, bib and brace outfits, chamois cream and the like. All these things are part of pretty much every day for a…
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Are thongs bad for your feet?

A recent study by Bill Vicenzino and his colleagues looked into the difference between contour sandals (commonly known as Birkenstocks), flat thongs and shoes with an orthotic insert. The participants in the study all had plantar heel pain commonly known as plantar fasciitis. The results were interesting and definitely worth thinking about during these hot…
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The Problem With Holidays

Having recently returned from a family holiday one would hardly think I had a reason to complain at all. The weather was perfect, the pools and bars were great and I didn`t get out of thongs for much of the time. I even hired a bike to keep fit while I was away. So what`s…
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