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The importance of technique to optimise running efficiency.

Melbourne, we are finally out of lockdown! The gyms are open, the ‘ring of steel’ has been lifted and we finally have the opportunity to fully enjoy the sunshine. For many of us, the lockdown was a season of trying new hobbies, returning to past ones, and for some dedicating the time to enhance their chosen … Continued

Safe exercise during pregnancy.

From the moment you see that little ‘+’ sign pop up on the stick, there will be a million thoughts and questions running through your mind, and it’s okay not to have it all figured out. The purpose of this blog is to educate you on the most up-to-date guidelines regarding safe physical activity during … Continued

Common imbalances in track sprinters.

Training for hours at a time on an athletic track running in the same direction is sure to put asymmetrical forces through the left and right side of the body, right? It could be argued that this uneven load can be evened out by running the same amount in the other direction. However, this would be … Continued

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping is a treatment technique used by manual therapists including myotherapists and complementary health practitioners to relieve musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. How does cupping work? Traditionally a flammable substance is placed in a cup and set on fire. As the fire goes out, the air inside the cup cools creating a vacuum and the cup … Continued

The importance of rest for injury recovery.

As for any career, there is always one part of your job that you dislike. For me as a physiotherapist, that part is telling my clients they need to rest from the respective sport or training that is aggravating their injury. Not only is delivering this news hard for me because I want to be … Continued

Is poor posture affecting your breathing?

We inhale. We exhale. O2 in. CO2 out. It seems simple enough; however, the majority of us are quite inefficient when it comes to how we breathe. It should come as no surprise that our increasingly sedentary lifestyle and slouched spinal postures would impact our ability to breathe well, but to what extent? The average … Continued

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture.

  As a physiotherapist, I frequently use dry needling as a treatment modality and one of the most common questions I get asked is – what is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. Dry needling and acupuncture both involve puncturing the skin with thin filament needles for therapeutic purposes. While they use similar needles … Continued

A dancers warm up.

At the age of 12, I began dancing in shows alongside professional ballerinas from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. I remember seeing how intensely they warmed up and used to think they were mad doing all that extra work on their bodies right before a tiring 8-hour rehearsal. My warm up at that age consisted … Continued

Peak performance in sport.

After years competing in a sport internationally thinking you’ve reached your absolute peak, then learning you haven’t even come close could be somewhat overwhelming, but discus and shot put thrower Apii took the opportunity on with determination to enhance her sports performance with Kinematics. Background Apii Tapoki has been throwing for her country, making the … Continued