Walking Is Not Enough

During first appointments, it’s common for me to ask “Do you do any regular exercise?” The answers can vary greatly, but there’s rarely ever enough exercise on the schedule. One of the primary issues I have come across is that people are considering themselves “active” because they walk often. Don’t get me wrong…walking is fantastic.

Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes

We have developed a step by step ultimate guide to reverse diabetes Click here to view the guide or keep reading... Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases affecting 415 Million people globally and 1.7 Million Australians. Participation in regular exercise is vital to continue to prompt and train the muscles [...]

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 [...]

Activate Clinic COVID-19 Response

Hi all, We want to update you on our clinic’s response to the COVID-19 situation. It is understood that being physically fit & stronger signficantly reduces the threat of serious medical issues if infected with any communicable virus/disease. We therefore plan to remain open as we try to help you maintain or improve your physical […]

How to fix hip bursitis and chronic hip pain

Hip bursitis and chronic hip pain are some of the most common complaints that we face in our clinic. Hip bursitis can be cataegorised as an overuse injury which can make it a tricky problem to resolve if you need to keep using your hip (walking, standing etc). WHAT IS HIP BURSITIS? The bursa is a fat […]

Why does my calf cramp?

A calf cramp is a muscle spasm that usually occurs when the calf muscle is unable to recover as a result of being overworked and exhausted.  A calf cramp are the most common form of cramp that we hear reported in our clinic. Calf cramps do not generally occur randomly and shouldn’t be happening if […]

What Causes Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the main nerve that communicates with the legs. The sciatic nerve is formed by the connection of multiple smaller nerves that all leave the spinal cord through the lumbar spine (lower back). The role of the sciatic nerve is to communicate information from the brain to the legs (causing movement) and [...]

Weight Loss Tip #1 – Brush Your Teeth!

One of the worst habits that we develop is the need for something sweet following a big meal. This habit is drilled into us from an early age by advertising, television shows and restaurants - all with the idea of selling you more things! For many people, the post dinner dessert is very difficult to [...]

This Week I Learned…17 Feb 2017

Hey! Hope your week was as good as mine was! If it wasn't then don't worry. The next one will be here soon and you have a chance to make it better. Here's what I learned in the past week: 1. Diabetes is reversible & behaviour change possible! I already knew that, so it's not [...]

What I Learned From My Dad’s Health

I once asked a friend of mine if he was happy that I completed the same course as him at university one year ahead of him. His answer was "yes, because you showed me what not to do!" Thanks Gary. That comment always stuck with me...not because he was wrong (I never had the best [...]