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Is it time to do a deload week?...
It is common knowledge that we exercise to improve our physical and...
It is common knowledge that we exercise to improve our physical and mental health. We achieve these goals through a variety of training methods.One of the important characteristics of a training program is the TRAINING LOAD. In essence, training load is determined by...
28/05/2019
The Injury Hump...
The rehabilitation process of an injury can be challenging for several reasons....
The rehabilitation process of an injury can be challenging for several reasons. Whilst getting past the initial pain and discomfort and working with your physiotherapist to achieve pre-injury function is essential, there is a period of time prior to returning to sport that must be...
28/05/2019
In-season Gym Maintenance for the Footy Player...
Image courtesy of Brothers Rugby ClubMost of our sporting population in the clinic...
Image courtesy of Brothers Rugby ClubMost of our sporting population in the clinic are our footy players. Rugby is a gruelling sport challenging many aspects of fitness – cardiovascular fitness, balance, endurance, strength, plyometrics and mobility.  Our focus topic this month is on in season maintenance so this blog...
21/05/2019
Our tips for in-season body maintenance during the sporting season...
With the winter season upon us, our focus in the clinic shifts...
With the winter season upon us, our focus in the clinic shifts yet again to athlete maintenance. Proper maintenance of our sporting clientele leads to effective injury prevention and consequently more game time.Here are our top tips on maintenance during the sporting season:Maintain mobilityWe need...
21/05/2019
Why do we deload to reload?...
What is de-loading?Deloading is a short period of recovery deliberately done as...
What is de-loading?Deloading is a short period of recovery deliberately done as part of a training programme. This is characterised by a decrease in any parameter of training. Examples can be:Reduction in frequency of exercise/training. Increased rest days per week Reduction in volume (sets and...
21/05/2019
Is pain really that bad or harmful?...
What’s the most common symptom us physiotherapists treat? This is by far PAIN....
What’s the most common symptom us physiotherapists treat? This is by far PAIN. Almost all issues that patients come to our clinic for involve pain. Although pain is a negative experience and we want to help it go away, in some instances it may not be as bad...
18/04/2019
How Physio helps with Pain Management...
The importance of Patient EducationPhysiotherapists are commonly viewed as manual therapists doing heaps...
The importance of Patient EducationPhysiotherapists are commonly viewed as manual therapists doing heaps of massage, joint mobilisations or soft tissue release. However, a crucial role in our job is education. This is equally important in the recovery process because it affects outcomes and helps improve pain management.Types...
18/04/2019
Why do sudden changes in load worry physio’s?...
Whether you are an active individual who has recently begun a new...
Whether you are an active individual who has recently begun a new training regime, or an individual who is just getting back into an exercise routine, there are certain principles that should be followed. Most importantly, the term “training load” is often overlooked, when in...
22/03/2019
Tips for the gym newbie...
If you’ve just joined a gym and are looking for tips, look...
If you’ve just joined a gym and are looking for tips, look no more! At Pivotal Motion, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure you get the best out of your goals!Gyms can be a wonderful place, motivational posters all over the...
22/03/2019