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6 tips to improve your post-run recovery in 2017

Recovery is going to be a word I use pretty often in 2017.  I am taking on an epic running challenge, doing 17 marathons over the course of the year (so on average one every three weeks!) in order to raise $17,000 for Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. The first one is an ultra marathon on

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headache physiotherapy

Causes and Treatment of Headaches

Headaches can affect up to two thirds of the population and the cause of headaches is multifactorial.   Headaches can be classified into seven main categories:         Headaches associated with viral illness (respiratory infections, etc.,)          Vascular headaches (migraine or cluster headache)         Cervical headache (referred from the joints, muscles and/or fascia)         Tension headaches

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christmas nutrition

Tis the season to enjoy eating … mindfully!

Rather than provide a stock set of nutrition tips (eat more veggies, watch your portion sizes, alternate alcohol with plain mineral water), I thought it was time we start training for Christmas, specifically how to reconnect with your body, ditch the guilt, avoid over eating and gain pleasure from the foods you eat. The Christmas

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nutrition heart health

Looking after your heart

  In Australia, every 10 minutes someone has a heart attack and every hour one of those heart attack sufferers lose their life. Seeing as heart attacks are so prevalent it is really important that you know how to prevent and detect heart attacks so that you can continue to live a long and healthy

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sports physiotherapy

Rio Olympics/paralympics- a personal encounter

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]One of our clients and good friends Victoria Kahn recently returned from the Rio Olympics/Paralympics and kindly answered some questions for us about her experiences working with the equestrian teams at the Games. What was your role at Rio? I was the Sports Science/Sports Medicine Manager and Physiotherapist with

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running physiotherapy

What running shoes are best for me?

I recently interviewed Claire Thomas from Mizuno Australia, to find out some more information about the huge range in running and training shoes that are out on the market these days. Claire has worked in the running shoe industry for 8 years now, and has extensive experience and knowledge about the technical side of running

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remedial massage

Remedial Massage- give back to your body

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Spring is here and the days are getting longer, soon it will be warmer and will become easier to start exercising and moving more. This change in season also brings the Tri season, Melbourne Marathon, fun runs and sporting events which involve training, time, and treatments to keep you

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sport physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Recently PMPP’s physio Ali Wilson attended a Paediatric Physiotherapy course at the Royal Children’s Hospital, to extend her knowledge on children’s musculoskeletal conditions. Here is her story:   Over the weekend of 27/28th August, I was fortunate enough to attend the ‘Building blocks for Paediatric Physiotherapy’ course at the

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running physiotherapy

How to overcome excuses and safely get back to running post pregnancy

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]I recently caught up with Chris White (Recreational Running Coach, Go Run Australia) and he asked me an interesting question…”What do you think are the main things that stand in the way of getting back into running for new mums?” It got me thinking about my experiences with returning

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knee injust physiotherapy

Knee pain in runners and how Physio and Pilates can help

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Runners commonly present to physios with pain on the outer aspect of their knees. The cause of this pain is usually related to the Iliotibial band, or the ITB. The ITB is a thick band of connective tissue that runs down the side of the leg, between the hip

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