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Making weight for sport.

“This is meant to be a hobby” I remember thinking. I felt my body being drawn downwards like a magnet. My eyes shut involuntarily as I battled through waves of unconsciousness. Time slowed- every second felt like a year. I focused on the pounding of my heartbeat in my head, crowding out the sounds of … Continued

Mind your guts.

Almost 50% of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, while only around 5% of Australians meet their daily recommendations for fruit and vegetables (2 and 5 serves respectively). Coincidence or a connection? In regards to physical health, the negative impact of this diet is well-established. However, the impact of diet on … Continued

Reformer or Clinical Pilates?

With so many different Pilates options available these days it can be hard to know which one to choose. In this blog, I share my personal experience with Pilates as well as how we run our sessions at Kinematics. Flashback 9 years, I am a 15-year-old girl with aspirations of becoming a Division 1 Scholarship … Continued

3 common exercises we give to help reduce shoulder pain.

Shoulder pain is a very common complaint in today’s society and often becomes a lifelong issue for a lot of people. Data from the Australian Medicare Benefits Scheme indicates that shoulder problems were the third most common reason for imaging between July 2016 and June 2017. Throughout life we sustain injuries that linger and often … Continued

Yoga or Pilates?

A question I get asked all the time by my clients is – “Should I do yoga or Pilates?”. Yoga and Pilates come from very different backgrounds. Yoga originated in India and has been around for over 5,000 years. It is a spiritual discipline which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body through its five … Continued

Nutrition post-injury.

You’ve injured yourself and are feeling pretty miserable about it. What do you do now? You might emotionally eat, maybe have a few too many beers. Or maybe you try to eat far less than normal to account for the decrease in training. More often than not, I see people struggle with urges to overeat … Continued

How we treat tennis elbow.

Why do I have “tennis elbow” when I don’t play tennis you may ask. Tennis elbow is most often caused by excessive and repetitious movement of the hand upwards when the palm is down (wrist extension). The muscles that accomplish this movement are also critical in any gripping actions. So as you can imagine, you … Continued

Addressing plantar fasciitis by correcting pelvic alignment.

I’ve spent the last 10 years working in various sporting and private practice clinics, and “plantar fasciitis” is one of the most common complaints. At Kinematics we treat this condition (along with many other causes of heel pain) by looking well beyond the foot and applying the principles of biomechanics. The plantar fascia is a … Continued

Running – a pain in my knee.

Over the summer months here in Melbourne, we’ve noticed an increasing number of patients complaining of running-induced knee pain. Some entered fun-run races, triathlons, trail running events or even the Coast to Coast race in New Zealand (a must do for those passionate enough to suffer amongst some of the most beautiful backdrops in the … Continued