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Running assessment

Running takes on many forms! You might notice when out for a run that there are many different running styles around! To understand what I mean, take a look at this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8FlpDSPl4 People have accomplished amazing running races with “technically-poor” running styles.  So how can this be? There’s more than meets the eye when determining what

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5 tips for running success

The big day in the running world: On Sunday 10 October, thousands of recreational runners will take on the challenge of a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon distance at the Melbourne Marathon Festival. With new title sponsors and following the 2020 cancellation of this event, this 2021 version promises to be bigger than ever.

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Chee’s guide to the snow in Victoria

Welcoming the winter ahead I am hopeful that, following this lockdown, we will be able to get to the snow in Victoria once again! We all need something to keep us active and moving and Victoria has plenty on offer. For some, winter means we will spend more time resting indoors. On the other hand,

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Diaphragmatic breathing

Breathing is the thing we do constantly in life, yet we often forget about the importance of it. It is our easiest and most natural method for stress relief. With a bit more awareness it can help us in stressful moments. Normally in stressful situations we breath into the “top” of our lungs. At the

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Why meal plans don’t work

Meal plans – the reality: As we move into the colder months and back into some semblance of a pre-covid routine, that New Year’s resolution to shift the lockdown weight may seem like a distant memory. Meal plans are one way people attempt to avoid this inevitable slump in motivation. “I just want a meal plan. I

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Muscle Memory

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘’It’s like learning to ride a bike’’. But what is it that allows us to pick up a skill we’ve previously learned but haven’t practiced for months or years. The long-lasting memory for learned skills, is often known as muscle memory. What is muscle memory? Even the simplest everyday actions

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stress management

Stress management

What is stress? Stress is the body’s physiological ‘fight or flight’ response to a potentially dangerous situation. The sequence of hormonal changes and physiological responses helps someone to fight the threat off or flee to safety. Unfortunately, the body can also overreact to stressors that are not life-threatening. Over time, repeated activation of the stress

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Hallux valgus & bunions

Hallux valgus/bunions are a common foot condition that can cause significant pain and loss of function. I understand the importance of our foot health all too well as a Physiotherapist.  Correct foot and ankle function help us to gain sufficient balance, strength and mobility. Therefore, even the smallest of injuries can throw these things off course.

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Calming your Sympathetic Nervous System

We all know we have nerves all throughout our body. Nerves that tell us when we are in pain, nerves that allow us to tell hot from cold or sharp from blunt, and nerves which tell our muscles and joints to bend/lift/twist. This is the Central Nervous System, the one that we can control with

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The Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester – what is it? The Fourth Trimester is a term that may be unknown to many. Historically, we know that there are three distinct trimesters from conception until the birth of your baby. The Fourth Trimester is a term used to describe the first three months after a baby is born. It is a

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