Many of us have had lower back pain, usually lasting for a short period and managed with rest and Physiotherapy treatment. Whether it be your sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here.
When planning a training year for your athlete, sporting team or yourself, it is important to use periodisation. Although this is a very large topic to cover, the basics are discussed here. Periodisation assists in planning the long-term order and structure of the training year. The aim is to ensure the athlete achieves peak physical condition
Have you ever rolled your ankle? Well who hasn’t? Rolled it more than once? Probably. Ankle sprains are common, they account for up to 34% of all sporting injuries and about 80% of all ankle injuries. Most ankle sprains are mild, so the common treatment thought can be “walk it off, it’ll be ‘right”. This
Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse conditions of the foot that accounts for up to 15% of foot and ankle conditions seen by Health Professionals. The Plantar Fascia is the strong fibrous tendon made from collagen that attaches from the bottom of your heel to the balls of your feet, and is important in the mechanics of walking, running, jumping, and landing.
The female athlete triad is a disorder most common in adolescent female athletes. Although it is not exclusive to females or adolescents, this group is the most at risk. The triad is a potentially serious condition that will result in reduced athletic performance, as well as serious health concerns that may affect your health long
So what is an Exercise Physiologist and how can they help you? Simply put an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified Allied Health Professional who specialises in exercise prescription for improved health outcomes. With a minimum four (4) years of university study, AEP’s have the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate
When you need to see a physiotherapist, a lot of people pick a physio based on word-of-mouth recommendations or whoever Google tells you is closest. As some of you may know, this can be a bit hit and miss. When I was hunting around for a private practice job I was in a similar position