Taming Achilles Tendinopathies

Achilles Tendinopathies Achilles tendon pain is a prevalent condition that is an extremely frustrating and challenging condition to treat for both patient and practitioner. Fortunately there is a strong and ever growing body of evidence that supports the use of heavy tendon load exercises in the treatment of tendinopathies, especially achilles tendinopathies (AT). In September […]

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Liquid Gold – Why Hydration Is Important

Fluid or hydration status is extremely important in endurance sports like the marathon, getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences. As such hydration is a balancing act, not taking in enough fluids will result in dehydration and taking in too much fluid will result in Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH). EAH can be a life-threatening scenario where […]

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Running On A Full Tank

Hitting The Wall Endurance athletes can lose up to 3-4% of their body weight during a race, this means getting your nutritional intake and hydration strategies right is paramount, if not it can result in dehydration, increased fatigue, cognition dysfunction and poor performance. However, many runners especially at the recreational level often overlook the importance […]

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Running From The Risk of Injury

The Injury Risks From Running Running season is in full swing at the moment with a plethora of fun runs available, covering 10km, 21 km (half marathon) and 42.2 km (marathon). However, the motivation to run doesn’t necessarily involve competing with others, it could be for stress relief and mental health, general fitness, personal enjoyment […]

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Exercise and Concussion

I wrote a short piece for The Australian Chiropractor magazine discussing Dr. John Leddy’s research out of the University of Buffalo surrounding the use of exercise in the management and recovery from sports concussion. TAC April 2019 – Concussion Update

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Opioids

The American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommend opioids such as Tramadol as a front line intervention for knee osteoarthritis (OA), either on their own or in association with NSAID’s. This paper looked at the 1 year all cause mortality risk associated with knee OA and the use of opioids […]

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Exercise is Medicine – A Chiropractors Domain

In 2017, I wrote an article for The Australian Chiropractor outlining the importance of exercise as medicine and the role chiropractors can play in prescribing exercise therapy to their patients. The article can be found on pages 10 and 11 in the November 2017 issue of TAC. TAC November 2017

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Exercise at work to improve productivity

We know that physical activity helps to mitigate the risks of developing preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes etc associated with a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity. It is also known that exercise helps to improve memory and cognition. A recent small scale study showed that by engaging in regular exercise at work people […]

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The truth about HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is hugely popular in the exercise world at the moment, leading to an explosion of “HIIT” style group classes and work outs. Unfortunately though, many of these classes and work outs are not actually HIIT programs as used in the research literature. Therefore the results individuals achieve won’t be inline […]

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The Physical Inactivity Pandemic

150 mins per week of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise is all it takes to reduce the risks of chronic preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers like bowel and breast cancer. Lets stop sitting and lets start moving.   Pandemic of Physical Inactivity.

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