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January 6, 2020

What is a rotator cuff injury?

The rotator cuff are a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder and support the head of the humerus (upper arm) into the shallow socket of the shoulder joint. They are important in stabilising the shoulder. These muscles and tendons are highly susceptible...

December 27, 2019

Setting Nutrition Goals

The beginning of a New Year means it’s often time for resolutions. These almost always include a health related change, such as ‘eating healthier’ or ‘losing weight’. However, all too often these drastic lifestyle modifications only last weeks, maybe even days. So, how can we set...

December 23, 2019

We are open this festive season!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year this festive season! It is such as great time of year catching up with family and friends, festive eating and if you're lucky a time of travelling.  However your health does not need to be put...

December 14, 2019

5 Tips for Travelling with Back Pain

It is an exciting time to be travelling somewhere new, but for some, travel can mean discomfort or pain in the back, especially over long-distance trips. Check out our tips below to make sure you are HolidayFit! 1.Schedule regular breaks If you are planning a road trip which...

December 9, 2019

What is remedial massage therapy?

Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissue structures of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia).  Generally people seek massage therapy for pain, recovery following injury, improve their mobility or help reduce tension and stress. With so many different types of therapists...

November 28, 2019

Our Glen Iris Dietitian picks their summer recipe

Summer time means warm weather and plenty of BBQ's. But it doesn't have to be the same old BBQ food, as our Glen Iris Dietitian has a picked an awesome recipe for you to try this summer. Barbecued haloumi & vegetable salad This summer salad recipe is...

November 22, 2019

Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part II)

The first line of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) and what everyone should be doing was explained in Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part I). However there are many other treatment options are out there and when should we consider using them?  [caption id="attachment_1851" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...

November 8, 2019

Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part I)

How can you treat osteoarthritis (OA)? Currently, there is no known way of curing cartilage loss. Initial treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving function of the joint. Based on evidence, the recommended treatment for osteoarthritis is outlined by the pyramid in Figure 1. [caption id="attachment_1851"...

November 4, 2019

Osteoarthritis- What is it and busting the myths

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the entire joint. It can occur in any joint but most commonly affects the knees, hips and hands.  OA is the most common chronic condition of the joints and is the leading cause of physical inactivity in...

October 30, 2019

Off-Season Nutrition Tips

After completing an event, or at the conclusion of a racing or competing season, athletes enter the off-season. This recovery phase allows time for repair, reflection, and rest, both physically and mentally. There are a number of nutritional considerations to be aware of during this time,...