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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,...

October 30, 2019

Meet Alex Stone

Alex graduated from Monash University with a Master of Dietetics and a Bachelor of Nutrition Science to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD). She also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Deakin University, majoring in Psychology. Alex is particularly interested in Sports Nutrition; she is...

October 22, 2019

GLA:D is coming to SportsFit

Do you suffer with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA)? We are excited to announce GLA:D is coming to Glen Iris and Malvern East to help you!  GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark which has...

October 16, 2019

Meet Seb Evans

We excited to have superstar physio Seb Evans in the SportsFit team. Graduating from the University of Melbourne with both a Doctor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science, he has gained experience working in private practices and with sporting teams (Oakleigh Chargers in 2018, AFL...

October 14, 2019

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,...

October 9, 2019

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...

September 27, 2019

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...