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Tips to stay StudyFit during exams

Is study contributing to neck pain, headaches or back pain? You’re not alone! As students enter the final stretch of exam study for the year, it is common to adopt sustained (often undesirable) postures while reading, typing or writing. A combination of reduced physical activity, increased stress,...

SportsFit helps out at the Festival of Footy

On Saturday 5th October SportsFit were proud to help support the Festival of Footy, a fundraising event organised by the Aussie Sevens Touch Football organisation and in particular John White. Held locally at Gardiner Park in Glen Iris, it was perfect weather for the 11 sides...

EatFit this Spring by eating in season

There is definitely something about eating foods that are in season. Perhaps it is instinctive as the weather changes so does the motivation to eat certain types of foods. There are many wonderful reasons to eat seasonal produce, not only does it provide more flavour, it...

That’s a wrap to the 2019 SKOBFC season

SportsFit were proud again to be involved with the St Kevin's Old Boys Football Club (SKOBFC) for the 2019 season, with Brad continuing his role as Head Physiotherapist of the Club.  After roughly doing 500 ankle tapes, 15o shoulder tapes, 300 thumb tapes and 50...

Sever’s disease

Sever’s disease, Sever disease or sometimes just ‘Severs’ is a common cause of heel pain in active children, usually from overuse. The fancy name for Severs is calcaneal apophysitis. Symptoms Aching, stabbing, sharp pain around the heel/Achilles, especially after sleeping or sitting for long periods of...

Spring Recipe: Salmon & Asparagus Farro Bowl

For spring time we recommend this farro and salmon recipe, where the salmon is poached in a miso-infused broth with bites of tender asparagus and sautéed leeks. If you use farro that's labeled “pearled,” a faster-cooking farro, to make this recipe, start with a full cup...

Good luck to SKOBFC Saints and Masters

Congratulations to the SKOBFC Saints and Masters football teams who start their finals campaign in August. The SKOBFC Saints Golds and Blues will be competing in the VAFA William Buck Premier Women's and Premier Reserve Women's finals respectively.  It's been another fantastic campaign by the Saints squad,...

HELP- I have a plantar wart!

A plantar wart is usually found on the base of feet and are caused by hundreds of different strains of the human Papillomavirus (HPV). Plantar warts are most common in children however they can occur at any age. They can go away within weeks, months...

Have I torn my calf muscle?

What is a calf tear? A calf tear is an injury that occurs to one of the calf muscles in the back of the lower leg. The two major muscles commonly referred to as the 'calf' are the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. The superficial gastrocnemius originates...

Vascular foot assessment

Are you diabetic and have you had your feet assessed? Did you know your feet are at risk due to nerve damage or poor blood supply.  In particular there is an increased risk of infection, foot ulcers and amputations. Podiatrists play an important role, as they can...