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  • Following an Exercise Plan

    We all have the best intentions when setting an exercise plan but following it always seems to be a little harder than creating it! Here are some strategies for actually following your plan…   When are you free? Write down all the daily tasks you complete over a week. Then write down how much free […]

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  • Myotherapy and Lumbopelvic Pain

    Lower back pain is super common, effecting people of all ages, levels of activity and health. Myotherapy treatments can be a helpful option when addressing discomfort, pain and dysfunction of the low back or lumbopelvic region. When you consider the role of the pelvis in supporting the vertebral column it becomes clear to see that […]

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  • Know your exercise preferences

    Choosing an exercise activity, setting and people you enjoy being with make it much easier to exercise regularly and to create that all important exercise habit. Right activity What types of exercise do you like and dislike? Walking, cycling, weights, football or swimming? Think about what activities or sports you enjoyed playing as a child […]

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  • Coming Back From Illness & Injury

    Coming back from an injury or illness is a challenge and the road is rarely smooth. To ensure your efforts don’t get derailed, your recovery should be managed carefully so that you are only recovering once, and not setting yourself up for a recurring injury. Recreational athletes will generally feel better after one or two […]

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  • What’s wrong with my upper back?

    The upper back  is a common problem area, especially for desk-bound workers, hairdressers and chefs but not all pain in this area relates to the upper back itself. This region forms the base for the upper limb to work from but it is itself built upon the base of the entire trunk and core. Any […]

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  • Nutrition for Hypertension

    . . MOH guest blog by Nutritionist, Alison Wright from Alimentary There is no disputing that nutrition is one of the major modifiable lifestyle factors that can influence hypertension, now the most common of all circulatory conditions 1 with the Heart Foundation reporting 34% of Australians over 18 have had a high blood pressure reading or […]

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  • Managing Blood Pressure with Exercise

    High blood pressure or hypertension is really common among Australians – 1 in 3 of us had hypertension and/or were taking medications to manage it in 2014-15. That’s more than 6 million of us!! Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg, and will vary during the day, but it should remain in the vicinity of these […]

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  • Osteopathy for the Thoracic Spine

    Back pain can affect anyone from teenagers to the elderly. Commonly this is due to neuromuscular irritation, joint sprains, or trauma. If you’re a little bit older, then degenerative and inflammatory conditions can also play part in causing pain. Spondylosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are all common in this area of the spine. Your mid […]

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  • Functional trunk movement

    Your trunk, aka. your torso makes up the bulk of your body and houses most of your vital organs like your heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. It is a complex structure that performs many important roles; It provides protection for these important organs – so it must be rigid enough to be resistant to impact. […]

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  • Wood Chop for Trunk Strength

    Our torsos are usually doing one of two things when we train. One is we brace and hold, while moving everything else around it. This is typical with all the heavier lifts such as squats, deadlifts and even pull ups. Locking out our trunk is necessary to both perform the move properly and protect ourselves […]

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