Athlete Advantage

Benefits of Compression Gear

Is compression gear effective in sports recovery?   It is widely thought that compression wear helps with sports performance and recovery, as there are many different brands out there in the market and many athletes wearing them. It is known that exercise can cause muscle damage often referred to as DOMS – delayed onset of[…]

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ROAD TO RECOVERY – ACL RECO – Athlete Interview

ROAD TO RECOVERY – CECILIA McINTOSH Sadly ACL ruptures in the knee are quite common in many sports especially in football, netball and soccer and are extremely prevalent in females. For the active population and especially sportspeople the best option is to have a knee re-construction which usually involves taking some of your hamstring or[…]

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Get in the Swing of Tennis Injury Prevention

The tennis excitement is starting to heat up! More than halfway through the Australian Open Grand Slam heading into the quarterfinals with only 8 competitors left in the draw the baseline excitement levels are certainly rising. The tennis buzz is infectious, whether you enjoy watching it on TV, from the front row of Rod Laver[…]

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Ultimate Guide to Run Technique and Running Drills

A good running technique is crucial in making your running more efficient and therefore improving your performance as well as helping to prevent injury. Depending on how many kilometres you complete you may well get away with minimal issues not having a perfect technique but if you are looking at increasing your kilometres I would[…]

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Benefits of Yoga and Avoiding Over-Training in Athletes.

Yoga has never been a regular part of my training regime. I’ve always prioritised fitness and strength based sessions for sport specific based training or Pilates due to my Physio background and Clinical Pilates Instructor experience. Whilst these components are important for an athlete yoga really does have a lot to offer the general active[…]

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The Good and Bad of Beach Running

As a semi-professional netballer I love to keep fit but like all, sometimes you start to lose motivation. Changing the type of training or location can be a great way of reigniting your fitness motivation levels and keeping you inspired.  The beach is a great location change for this giving a different type of surface[…]

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Looking to increase your running kilometres but not get injured?

I recently was asked to write a blog on this topic for my Physiotherapy Clinic in Melbourne where I treat a lot of beginner runners and lots of runners pushing up into the half marathon and marathons.  The topic was based around how to increase your running from 5km to 15km but the majority of[…]

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Ultimate Guide for Ankle Sprains – Rehab, Return to Sport, Prevention

Most athletes at some point in their career have sprained their ankle playing sport. Some of us are unlucky and seem to do them multiple times. They can really interrupt a season and sometimes what you do in the first few days can be crucial in how quickly you are able to return. Likewise, once[…]

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Bodyflow Review – Latest in new recovery gadgets.

Bodyflow is an Australian owned company manufacturing electrotherapy devices in Germany.  After clinical trials were conducted the machines have been on the Australian market since 2008 but are now also available internationally.  They are being used throughout physio practices, professional sporting organisations and with lymphodema practitioners but are not widely known about in the general[…]

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Desk-based by day – Athlete by night? Great Upper Back Stretching Regime.

Are you desk-based all day either at work or studying and an athlete by night? Your posture from sitting all day could be killing your performance when competing. This weeks blog will focus on back mobility stretches that you can do to help prevent posture related pain with sitting all day, but also decrease your[…]

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