With new research revealing that by 2040, there will be around 1.9 million Australians living with or beyond cancer. Jess explores the impact exercise can have on individuals with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment.
Many of us are bound to set resolutions for the new year at some point in life, but it turns out that many of us never achieve them. Victoria explores some simple tips to make sure you stick at your resolutions and goals.
Alannah, one of our physiotherapists here at The Biomechanics, talks us through when you should consider breaking up with your health practitioner. She explores why it's so crucial for you to be in charge of your recovery and treatment, and that it's absolutely okay for you to decide a certain practitioner just isn't right for you.
Victoria talks us through some of the coping strategies she's come across in her own personal struggle with mental health. Through her own mistakes and choices, she has learned that opening up about your struggle can start a journey to recovery.
James, our resident, foot expert (podiatrist), gives you the best action to take when you sprain your ankle.
Many Health clinics are pushing a promotion of "FREE SPINE CHECKS". However, if you don't have back pain this might cause more of an issue than its cost is worth - research has shown it may even increase your likelihood to experience back pain. So, we thought we'd put together a little list of facts you should know about your back so you can be better informed in regards to preventing back pain;
Even fitness and health professionals have battles with their health. Weight loss and metabolic health isn't always easy. Karina explores her battle with PCOS, weight loss and body image in this open blog series about finding health and feeling great. Join Karina on the start of her adventure back to better health and fitness and learn the keys to goal setting and achieving the health you deserve.
It's been a whole year in our Footscray home and it's time to find out all the goss on your Biomechanic. Thanks to all of our clients who have allowed us to help them with their fitness and rehab whilst creating a fun little community. Enjoy!
Today we discuss rehabilitation of injuries and returning to sport. “over-use” injuries are improperly named, and are theoretically “under-prepared” injuries - so how do you take control of your own prehab and rehabilitation?
As an exercise professional, it is the most poorly done thing in our industry. The teaching of a new movement or skill. You may have an idea of a new exercise you want to try learn – a handstand, a muscle up or whatever it may be – today we explore some keys to unlocking your true movement learning potential.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been under attack in the media for their 150 minutes plus per week of moderate intensity exercise recommendation. As this has come up with numerous clients within our practice I thought this to be a perfect time to discuss what we need to know and what we should be doing.
The personal training industry is a highly competitive industry, and also highly unregulated. Putting someone else in control of your body and health is a big commitment. Let's talk about the 9 things that are most important in finding a PT that works for you.
Weight loss is hard, and many of us struggle to achieve or maintain it. So how do we stop setting ourselves up for failure? The biggest loser TV show has deciphered the key to ensure overall failure at weight loss maintenance - let's find out why.
This is a quick test that can help you identify what is restricting you from moving freely and what muscles may not be working hard enough. Give it a go!
Suffering from low back pain can be debilitating and often we have conflicting advice from health practitioners. There is no one way to skin a cat but there are a few common findings that are often irrelevant. This will help in addressing some of these common findings and provoke some thinking behind your findings.
If you’ve read part 1 and part 2 hopefully you are feeling more positive and motivated about moving forward. It’s important to keep in mind that it is normal to have exacerbation and it is a part of the process – in fact, it is one of the most important parts to move forward. The following 9 rules will help you plan and decrease the duration and intensity of the exacerbation.
In part 2 we talk about Wendy, a client suffering from years of chronic pain and my experience as a clinician helping her to understand her pain and begining to move forward. A good read if you feel you suffer from persistent pain.
Chronic Pain costs our country more than a billion dollars a year, more than cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease combined! But what is chronic pain?
The first video is an easy to follow video about chronic pain. It helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain - that it's not a joint or muscle problem, rather a 're-wiring' of the brain perception of itself. In other words, the brain has become more sensitive than before. The second video is an entertaining TED talk by Lorimer Moseley, a world leader in chronic pain treatment and research.
“How do I improve the likelihood of conceiving?” It’s a big question for many people. Many explore In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) but no matter how you are planning on going about it we do know exercise, diet and lifestyle is one big part of the picture that you can control. Being overweight or obese play a huge role in decreasing the chance of natural and assisted reproduction.
Knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, back pain and osteoarthritis pain all have one thing in common – they can really interrupt our every day activities! Another thing they have in common is that more often than not they are caused by a simple concept called a positional fault.