Exercise Physiology

What is Exercise Physiology?

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.

The Role of an Exercise Physiologist in Diabetes Treatment

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.

When should I break up with my health practitioner?

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. 

Do you need a spinal check?

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;

It's The Biomechanics 1st Birthday!

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!

Why you can't lose weight and why The Biggest Loser gets it so wrong.

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.

5 things you’ve been told that are causing your back pain that probably aren’t!

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.

Pain Series Part 3: 9 Rules of Managing Chronic Pain

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.

Pain Series Part 2: Understanding your Pain

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.

Pain Series Part 1: Suffering from long term pain? The key is understanding it!

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.

Improve your fertility with exercise and nutrition

“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. 

Joint Pain? Chances are it can be fixed quickly!

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.