Author - Julia Allan

Ultimate Guide to Hydration – Part 2

The Why, How, & When of Electrolyte Replenishment Many recreational/semi-professional athletes are still using Powerade as their Sports drink of choice.  Let’s be honest it does taste good. But are you aware there is a more tailored sports drink to replenish your electrolytes without the crazy amount of calories?  I personally have never been a[…]

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Ultimate Guide to Sports Hydration – Part One

We all know how important staying hydrated is for sport and exercise performance but did you know that when a person is only dehydrated by the small amount of 2% of their body weight their performance starts to be affected?Dehydration can cause a reduction in blood volume, decreased sweat rate (which is responsible for cooling[…]

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Pre-Activation Exercises – Could You Improve Your Warm Up?

The smaller muscles of our body are often the muscles we forget about training when we hit the gym or go for a run. However, these muscles are the ones that help to stabilise our joints and help prevent injuries. Many of you might have heard about the deep core muscles that are very important in[…]

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What’s best? Hot cold showers VS Ice bath VS Ocean Recovery

After working as team physiotherapist across many different sporting codes I have come to find that most sporting clubs, coaches and players across different sports have a general idea of what to do to best help their body recover after intense exercise/competition.  But sometimes, like a lot of other theories in physio – this idea[…]

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