3 Steps to Get Motivated To Exercise

At the end of the day, when the dust settles, this is likely the most important subject... ...ever. Everyone always talks about motivation, and we can usually get a sense for whether someone is motivated to exercise in a split second. Today we aren't talking about others, we're talking about YOU. In order to get [...]

Preventing Swollen Ankles After Flying

Travelling overseas brings with it much anticipation and excitement. For most of us Australians, the bliss of foreign adventures is only enjoyable after many uncomfortable hours in a tiny, claustrophobic aircraft. There are many common complaints during long distance travel and one of the primary,

Research: Higher Resting Heart Rate Predicts Disease

Many people believe that the main aim of regular exercise or physical activity is weight loss. As a result, many individuals try to cut corners to lose weight without partaking in regular physical activity. Clinical evidence has suggested (for many years) that lower resting heart rates result of regular physical activity and exercise. However, scientific [...]

A Cure for Knee Osteoarthritis

It's estimated that roughly 30-40% of people will experience knee osteoarthritis as they age with a higher proportion affected being Women (Felson, 1987). A recent World Health Organisation report on the global burden of disease indicates that knee osteoarthritis is likely to become the fourth most important global cause of disability in women and the [...]

Linking Pain & Depression

There was a time when science & medicine failed to acknowledge the relationship between depression and pain. On a regular basis, clients report suffering from chronic pain. Occasionally people’s pain was accompanied by a diagnosis of depression but that would make up the minority of cases I’ve come across. That’s not to say that people aren’t suffering […]

Desk-ercise

Desk Exercises are a terrific way to manage lower back pain. Remember, as each person is unique you should seek exercises specific to your case. Lower back pain is one of the most prominent conditions affecting prolonged sitters. As I’ve discussed before lower back pain often results due to poor muscular endurance in the core and […]

“Text Neck”

The "text neck" phenomenon has gained momentum through the mainstream media in recent weeks. The neck is a precious and fragile component of the musculoskeletal system. Often overlooked, poor neck posture can have detrimental long term effects. Bringing attention to the general population's poor habits is a key component of creating effective change for the [...]

Sleep Posture

We spend one third of our lives asleep. During which, our posture can vary greatly. There are many musculoskeletal issues associated with poor posture. Attention to sleep posture can go a long way to improving awake posture and preventing postural issues down the track.

Ankle Stability

We’ve all been there: life is going swimmingly – birds chirping, flowers blooming, ankles holding up as they were designed to and then suddenly. Boom. Ankle, gone. It might be as simple as hitting the edge of the footpath, or as spine-tingling as landing on top of someone else’s foot in a sold out arena. […]

Scientific Support for Physical Activity

It’s well established that being in pristine physical condition correlates positively with good health. What tends to occur is there is a large subset of the population that’s extremely active and “fit,” while the rest are relatively inactive. I’m a large proponent of focusing on the relatively inactive group and increasing their activity levels as […]