Running On A Full Tank

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 of refuelling and […]

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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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Sports Nutrition Supplements – What You Need To Know

Sports nutrition supplements, more formally known as nutritional erogogenic aids are part of a supplement industry that is currently booming, with sales in Australia skyrocketing to $1billion dollars per year. It is not hard to miss manufacturers bold advertising campaigns, their lists of powders, pills and liquids for pre workout right through to post workout […]

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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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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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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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