Returning to training after COVID-19

How to return to training safely after a global pandemic? Read on to find out! Having gone through one of the toughest lockdowns in the world amidst a global pandemic, a lot of us are looking to get back into training and sport again. Understandably this presents new challenges we’ve never thought to prepare for […]

What Exercise Does To Your Body

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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 […]

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and why should I see one?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and why should I see one? Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions. These can be for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. What are […]

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 […]

Australian Open Tennis: your personal entourage.

Australian Open Tennis: your personal entourage. ​ Just a heads up, a little niggle will likely becomes a big niggle after you have played without a prep. We have just the team, and if you are a tennis player, we can be your own private entourage prepping you for the big game.  I’m Simon and […]

Osteopathy, Fatherhood and Sport.

As an Osteopath with 3 active under teenage kids, I have the invaluable experience of watching my kids develop physically while playing a number of sports: tennis, swimming, ballet, lacrosse, basketball and nippers. In fact I’m poolside now at 5.50am in a chilly Melbourne Monday morning. Brrrr! At 12 years old our eldest boy is […]

Biomechanics of Barefoot Running

The complex issues that surround barefoot running For experienced and dedicated runners the barefoot running debate has prompted a lot of discussion. These discussions center around the benefits and risks associated with this new technique. My definition of bare foot running is: to run barefoot or in a device that provides no support, heel counter […]

Shin Splints

Shin Splints is a common term for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). It is an injury caused by overuse and ‘doing too much too soon’. MTSS is the inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia (the sheath surrounding the bone). Individuals doing high impact activities such as running, jumping, netball and football are more prone […]