Archive for Category: Performance

Physiotherapy Student Taping Workshop

Sydney West Sports Medicine are running a student taping workshop specifically tailored for physiotherapy, exercise physiology, chiropractic or massage students to assist them in developing their skills and competency in the area of strapping, with a specific focus on appropriate strapping for sporting injuries. Sydney West Sports Medicine’s taping workshop will cover a range of

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Winter Training Tips

Winter has come! Want to stay fit? It can be hard to get out of your cosy, warm bed to train in this cold and rainy weather. Here are some tips for you to keep yourself motivated this cold winter. Set a SMART goal – (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based) for yourself to keep you

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What the “Prehab”?

You may have heard of the term rehabilitation, which refers to the process of restoring normal function, health and movement after an injury or surgery. This probably brings up images of ice, crutches and walking frames, a bunch of physios and nurses to aid someone in their recovery. But have you heard of the buzzword

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Kids are NOT mini adults!

Applying Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) into your youth sport programs is crucial for their long-term skill, strength & fitness development. First things first; we need to acknowledge that children and adolescents do not develop at the same rate. Males and females of the same age will have varying rates of growth, physical fitness

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Let’s talk about stress….how it can make and break your results

Are you someone who trains hard but doesn’t seem to see results? Maybe you’re in the gym five 5-6 times a week doing a mixture of cardio, free weights and classes, or maybe just lots of one, but you’re not getting anywhere? Do you feel disheartened with your training, putting in all the hard work

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“Hurts So Good”

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS is a normal part of training and competition and often a welcome sensation for some. DOMS can be a nasty surprise upon waking the day after exercise, and the day after that, and the day after that….. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is exercise related muscle pain that occurs

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IT’S GETTIN’ HOT OUT HERE – HEAT INJURY

Nobody likes exercising in the heat of summer. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s humid, it sucks. But with summer sports hitting full swing and RunWest being held in March next year, being able to train and play at your best in hot conditions is essential especially if your aiming to improve your performance through the

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Exercise

Exercising SMART

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Erin Keating discusses setting goals for your health. It’s that time of year again where the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the silly season is quickly approaching. With summer just around the corner it is only natural to start thinking about how to begin an

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Everyone has the same 365 days – How to plan a training year

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

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