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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focussing one’s awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Sounds easy

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Baby Brain – Fact or Fiction?

Is “baby brain” a real thing? I have never been pregnant however many of my pregnant clients often complain that they feel like their memory does not seem as good compared to pre pregnancy and that they sometimes feel a bit “fuzzy” in the brain. I have noticed this with my pregnant friends and family

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Cramping – causes and treatment

A cramp is defined as a spontaneous or involuntary electrical activity of a large number of skeletal muscle fibres. This quickly develops into a painful, sustained contraction (muscle spasm), known as a cramp. Cramping can be divided into 2 groups: Nocturnal (night time) cramping Exercise induced cramping   What Causes Exercise-Induced Cramping? Overuse that fatigues the affected muscle

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Infrared Sauna

Following the Melbourne marathon, I decided to take up the advice of my valued client, Rose, and book in for a recovery infrared sauna. Having done numerous 30km+ runs, I knew what I would be in for the day after running 42km! Every single muscle from my neck down was tight, sore, irritated. Despite the

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When the shoe fits- should you wear it?

You may have read our previous blog about choosing the right running shoes (https://bit.ly/2Ms2EMv), however when it comes to everyday shoes- what shoe is right for you? The right footwear can help prevent injuries and improve comfort. Choosing a shoe that fits well, suits your activity and is appropriate for your body type, will help protect

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Shouldering the pain

As the cold winds of winter roll in, we typically start to migrate away from the sandy dunes and vibrant parks and trudge one by one into our local gyms, with an inspired vision of carving out our next summer bod. But before you rush over to your favourite cable machine, I want to talk

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The right Mattress for you

Sarah recently sat down for a chat with Stu Campbell from Tailor beds. Here is all the information you have been asking about his custom made mattress service…   Stu, how did you get into this business and what is your background? Well, my background’s Product Development and I started making mattresses because there was

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What is Proprioception?

Proprioception is the sense of knowing where your body is in space. It helps to maintain joint stability by providing feedback to the brain of body position and movement, assisting with balance and coordination of movement. Proprioception can be impaired when joints are injured. Ligament strains, ACL or meniscus tears, shoulder dislocations and degenerative joint

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Clinical Yoga

Whilst Clinical Pilates has been around for over a decade, Clinical Yoga is fairly new on the physiotherapy scene. I recently attended the Unite Health Level 1 and 2 Therapeutic Yoga Course with Irene Ais, a musculoskeletal physio with over ten years of yoga experience. I came away armed with greater knowledge and awareness of

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Physiotherapy for Cyclists

Similar to a vast majority of Melbournians, cycling has become one of my favourite pastimes. Whether it’s on a fixie or a mountain bike, nothing beats the feeling of freedom exploring the city on two wheels. Just like any other sport, cycling places excessive demands on both the upper and lower limbs. A single ride

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