Category - Performance

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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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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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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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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