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Mental Health Benefits from Nature...
It's no doubt we all feel better after walking in the garden...
It's no doubt we all feel better after walking in the garden or hiking in the nearby national park. Being out in nature puts us in a better mood, can decrease stress, and can improve symptoms of pain. It helps shift our mindset to a...
03/08/2020
Should POLICER replace RICER...
The principle of RICER has been the go-to treatment for injury. RICER...
The principle of RICER has been the go-to treatment for injury. RICER stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation, referral. It's always the first thing a patient is told following injury. Patients are told to completely cease their physical activity. Following this, they put some ice...
20/07/2020
The Benefits of a Warm Up...
Why is the warm up so important? Priming our body for exercise decreases...
Why is the warm up so important? Priming our body for exercise decreases injury risk, increases performance, and makes us feel better during exercise. Some people argue that you don’t need to warm up before exercise because our body is always primed to go. Percy Cerutty,...
12/07/2020
Building back following an injury...
When we get injured, we go through the 5 stages of grief....
When we get injured, we go through the 5 stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. We don’t seem to believe it at first and we think to ourselves that we can keep training and the injury will just go away. Eventually we lead...
04/07/2020
Strength Training of the Posterior Chain...
The posterior chain has your back, literally. This string of muscles encompasses...
The posterior chain has your back, literally. This string of muscles encompasses all the muscular components from the back of your head, all the way down to your ankles. They play a huge role in simple activities, such as picking up a box, running, jumping...
01/06/2020
What is the posterior chain and why is it important?...
The posterior chain of muscles encompasses all the muscles on the backside...
The posterior chain of muscles encompasses all the muscles on the backside of your body, all the way from your head to your ankles. Continue reading to learn what is the posterior chain exactly and why it is so important.This includes hamstrings, glutes aka the...
01/06/2020
How to Prevent Hamstring Strains...
Hamstring strains are a common injury seen in many different sports. However,...
Hamstring strains are a common injury seen in many different sports. However, they more prevalent in sports associated with high speed running, change of direction and kicking. This includes AFL, soccer, field hockey, netball, and many other sports. Continue reading to learn more about what...
01/06/2020
Posterior Chain Exercises for Office Workers...
When it comes to working in an office setting, there’s no escaping...
When it comes to working in an office setting, there’s no escaping the long bouts of prolonged sitting. Yes, you may break them up with short bouts of standing or walking around, however, the nature of the job entails long duration's of sitting. There is...
01/06/2020
Exercise in Isolation and Mental Health...
We all know that exercise is good for our body in terms...
We all know that exercise is good for our body in terms of strength and endurance but did you know that the mental benefits are just as important? Exercise (and especially exercise in isolation) for some can be a form of meditation, a de-stressing mechanism,...
30/05/2020