10 Minute Daily Stretch

Stretching is an essential part of fitness and overall health.  Stretching maintains muscles can help improve flexibility and strength and helps keep muscles and tendons healthy. Incorporating a stretching program into your daily routine can improve your flexibility and overall mobility. Stretching may also help you feel less pain associated with muscle tightness and muscle soreness after exercise. Try […]

What are the benefits of foam rolling?

Dr Paul Hermann, a dual titled Sports & Exercise Rehab Osteopath and Exercise Scientist, and the founder of Stay Tuned, recently joined Casper Magazine to chat about the benefits of foam rollers and how to choose the right one for you! What is foam rolling? Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a term used to describe how the […]

Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions we get around Telehealth consultations! What are Telehealth consultations? Essentially Telehealth consultations are a form of online consultation that allows patients to receive essential health services without direct physical contact. Not only this, but Telehealth provides an alternative for people who are overseas, home-bound or unable to make it […]

Should you rest after an injury?

Exercise Science

Should you rest after an injury? Perhaps not. Traditionally, our immediate response to a musculoskeletal injury is to rest and let the body heal itself; everyone who has done basic first aid knows that the R in R.I.C.E. is rest! However, the importance of rest has been greatly overemphasised in the past, and this thinking […]

What Exercise Does To Your Body

Yoga

If I told you there was a pill that could improve your lifelong physical, emotional and mental state each day you took it, would you give it a chance? Evidence from the past 20 years has been pointing to exercise and physical activity as the frontier of preventative medicine and considering the health benefits it […]

Hydrotherapy: workout in water!

HYDROTHERAPY: Water As A Workout! And you don’t need to be able to swim! Research is consistently showing hydrotherapy, or aquatic exercise, to be as effective as land-based exercise in reducing pain and improving function [3][7]. It’s no wonder that hydrotherapy has been used as a treatment modality for hundreds of years! It’s low impact […]

ITB Friction Syndrome

ITB Friction Syndrome What is the ITB? ITB or Iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia or sheet of connective tissue that starts from your hip bone (the ilium) and ends at the outside of your knee. There are two structures that connect to form the ITB and those are the tensor fascia latae […]

My Favourite Exercises

My Favourite Exercises! Exercise is one the most easily prescribed mode of treatment to improve health and wellbeing. There is irrefutable evidence that suggests the beneficial effects of exercise to prevent and treat several diseases. I feel privileged that I am able to use exercise as a form of treatment. In doing so, I always […]

Bursitis

Bursitis? What is that?!  Have you recently consulted with your Osteo or Physio who has referred you for an ultrasound? Did they mentioned the possibility that you have Bursitis? Well let me explain a bit about what that is! What is a Bursa? A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion […]

How to Best Provide Ankle Support for Netballers –Kids, Teenagers and Adults 

Every Saturday you can probably guarantee that a handful of us “lucky” netballers will come away from the courts with “twisted/turned/sprained” ankles. Why? Netball is a game that involves an immense amount of dodging and quick turns. Unfortunately, these movements can put pressure on the lateral ligaments of the ankle. If we happen to overdo […]