Michael Ferma, one of our exercise physiologists, explores what you can see an Exercise Physiologist for and what to expect.
Exercise Physiologists use their vast knowledge in movement and exercise to assist with client injuries, chronic conditions or ongoing strengthening. Exercise Physiologists utilise evidence based practice to prescribe the most appropriate exercise based treatments for our clients. Each client is treated as an individual and is prescribed tailored exercise specifically for them.
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects many different parts of the body, and therefore may requires several different practitioners to treat or manage. People with diabetes experience foot complications due to the damage that diabetes causes to the nerves in the feet, blood circulation, and infection. Due to these adverse effects having diabetes increases the risk of developing foot ulcers and amputations.
James, our podiatrist, explores the importance of foot health, foot checks and a podiatrist in diabetes treatment and management.
If you do have diabetes, exercise is an amazing way for you to manage your disease. An Exercise Physiologist can be an extremely useful resource when it comes to incorporating exercise into your lifestyle.Using their immense knowledge in movement and exercise, an exercise physiologist to assist clients with various issues or complaints, and also work closely with clients suffering from a chronic condition.
James Molony, our podiatrist, explores what you can see a podiatrist for and what your treatment or consultation may involve.
Contrary to what some believe, you can see a podiatrist for more than foot-related issues. By utilising a biopsychosocial approach to lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle and foot), a podiatrist aims to deliver the latest in evidence-based treatment and provide the highest level of care for their clients.
With so many fun runs and sporting events to choose from, people of all experience levels have an opportunity to challenge themselves, get moving and often raise money for a charity. It’s important to make sure you prepare properly to avoid injury and exhaustion, but more importantly, to have fun and enjoy the experience.
Deciding to make exercise a habit and to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle can be such an empowering feeling. However, making exercise part of your regular routine can sometimes be a little difficult, particularly if you don’t move often. Victoria explores some tips and tricks that can help you make a habit out of exercise and get moving regularly.
With the cold and dark weather looming, you may be struggling to find the motivation to keep moving and exercising. Don’t fret though, you’re not alone. Victoria explores some tips and tricks to avoid the traps of winter.
Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles and can be prone to various injuries and types of pain. James Molony, our podiatrist discusses types of foot pain and when to seek professional help.
Shane Bruce, our Osteopath, explores the history and underlying principles of Osteopathy and what they mean for the practice today.
Contrary to what some believe, it is not simply a profession that involves only cracking joints and rubbing sore muscles, but a profession that allows many different approaches and methods to be used as required with the ultimate purpose of working together with the individual to achieve their health goals.
With so many other aspects of our life involving groups, why shouldn’t your training? The benefits of training in a group are abundant and should be enough to make any Negative Nancy want to give it a go!
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.
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.
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.