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Exercise and Injury Prevention

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    Improve Your Running Technique and Times (Advice from a physio)

Improve Your Running Technique and Times (Advice from a physio)

Running doesn’t come easy to everyone. Finding and maintaining motivation to tread those pavements can be tough. We all want to see our times improve and ultimately this is the biggest motivator of all.

So I’ve prepared a […]

Common Hiking Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Although the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping we are most definitely experiencing an Indian summer. With that in mind, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the beautiful conditions and explore […]

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    The Dangers of Sitting All Day and How to Protect Your Health

The Dangers of Sitting All Day and How to Protect Your Health

We are at a crisis point in our society and individually. Our lifestyles have changed so much in the past 50 years that our bodies are not able to keep up with our economic evolution.

We need to think […]

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    5 Tips For Staying Healthy and Injury-Free Over The Christmas Break

5 Tips For Staying Healthy and Injury-Free Over The Christmas Break

The Christmas Period is always a busy time when many a drink is enjoyed, but more often than not, health regimes go down the gurgler.

We all have a lot of awareness around what we eat and drink at Christmas […]

Ski Injury Prevention for desk workers – part 3

Following our previous 2 blogs on ski tips for office workers and the top 5 snow injuries, it’s now time to talk about how to prepare your body for the slopes.

In this blog, I’m going to […]

Ski Injury Prevention for desk workers – Part 2

This post is a Part 2 of 2 – Following on from Ski Injury for desk workers – Part 1 | Photo by asoggetti 

Our top 5 Snow Injuries

Following Caitlin’s last blog on injury prevention in the […]

Ski Injury Prevention for desk workers – Part 1

Our Physio Caitlin Reid and friends hiking the Toilet Bowl face up The Remarkables, NZ in 2016

How your gear can prevent ski injuries

Snow is falling across the country so this month we’re focused on the ski season. […]

Learn More About the Calf Muscle and How to Prevent Injury

Calf injuries are one of the most prevalent muscle injuries in athletes involved in running-based sports, secondary only to hamstring injuries. 

We see calf injuries as a result of sports involving a lot of high-speed running like AFL, soccer and […]

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    What is the Gluteus Medius and Why is it so Important for my Running?

What is the Gluteus Medius and Why is it so Important for my Running?

Injuries are common amongst runners, particularly as athletes increase speeds, distances or vary training programs.

The Gluteus Medius is one of the most important, yet often forgotten muscles in preventing and rehabilitating running injuries both […]

How to Prevent and Recover from Acute Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are common with sports, particularly with sprinting (from 80% to 100% sprint effort), changing direction and movements that involve stretching the muscle such as kicking and tackling. With sprinting, often overload in training which can […]