Running From The Risk of Injury

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 or part of a weight […]

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Weight Loss Diets – What’s the Truth?

Lets talk about diets, as every other week there is a news article talking about the “best” diet for weight loss. There is the high protein diet, the low carbohydrate ketogenic diet, there are experts who say dieting doesn’t work, bloggers spruiking the benefits of the intermittent fasting diet, Instagram influencers telling us the key […]

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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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Fighting the aging process

As we age it is important that we change our diets and training approaches to match our bodies physiology. The older we get, the bigger the battle is against decreasing lean muscle mass. Increasing protein levels and utilizing resistance training can aid in improving muscle mass as we age. Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially […]

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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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How training your uninjured limb helps your injured limb

Winter time usually means the time for contact sports and activities like skiing and snowboarding, which inevitably leads to injuries. When injuries occur, most often we are advised to rest. In this article it shows that training the uninjured limb can aid in maintaining the size and strength of the injured limb. How training your […]

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Prescribing Exercise In The Fight Against Cancer

Exercise for the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity, etc are well known. There is a growing body of evidence that shows exercise is important in the treatment of cancer patients. The rate at which this evidence is growing has led the American College of Sports Medicine to rethink […]

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