From mental health, to sports specific screening, to the latest research in exercise for Cancer our goal is to give our readers an overview of not just research in various areas of health and rehabilitation but to offer our opinion from years of experience in working in these areas.
This catalogue will to continue to grow over time, so ensure that you check back regularly to see what's new, and if there is something that you would like us to write about please contact Nicole as she'd love to hear to from you.
Cardiovascular Disease is an umbrella term relating to progressive and long term medical conditions that are associated with significant changes and reduction in the function of the heart. How can exercise help prevent the risk of developing these conditions?
When it comes to an NDIS plan, there can be a lot to decide on. While everyone’s individual needs are different, let us explain where an Exercise Physiologist can help, and how to start finding out if you have funding available to help you on your journey.
There is a positive relationship between individualised, gradual and progressive exercise participation and improvements in function and reduction of pain in those who have Osteoarthritis (OA) . What is OA and where do I start with exercise?
We all know of COVID-19, but how many of us are aware of Long COVID? While some individuals may have felt the virus flash past, or others run down for a few weeks, there are some who are months down the track and struggling to return to their normal lives. What can be done to help?
Vestibular disorders are a common presentation for our Vestibular Physiotherapist Peter Vitale. It can be distressing learning that you have a Vestibular condition and the first step in managing it is understanding what it is.
Exercise for Rehabilitation & Health has been there since the beginning of the first Life! Program in Victoria over a decade ago and continues to lead and train the health professionals that deliver the program all across the state.
Today we're sharing 60 seconds and 3 questions with one of the health professionals that pioneered the program, Nicole French.
The body of evidence supporting the use of exercise as an adjunct therapy in cancer management is continually growing, and it is something we really care about! With so much information around, the questions continue to build, so let us explain why it is so important to consider exercise at every stage of cancer management.
Samantha Hood (AEP) shares a candid account of her rehabilitation journey from injury to recovery and beyond. In part 3 of her series, she shares how to progress her exercises and continuing to deal with the things that she is still unable to do.
Samantha Hood (AEP) shares a candid account of her rehabilitation journey from injury to recovery and beyond. In part 2 of her series, she shares her experience of pain and how she ensured she remained accountable to rehab exercises.
Our Exercise Physiologist shares a candid account of her rehabilitation journey from injury to recovery and beyond. This experience has a fueled a deeper love of helping people prepare for and rehabilitate from knee surgery.
For me the squat is one of the best exercises to prescribe to clients. I like to prescribe the squat to clients who are deconditioned or have lower limb weakness, atrophy (loss of muscle tone) or loss of range of movement. The squat is a compound movement which means it involves multiple joints including the hip, knee and ankle.
Here in the practice, we’re all about empowering everyone that comes through the door to achieve greatness! This week in particular, we are recognising Women’s Health Week and opening up discussion around some of the things we tend to not spend enough time on. As part of our daily lives, we can tend to push concerns about our mental and physical health to the side in order to be mothers, carers, businesswomen, friends and working women. So, consider some of the following over the next week and decide on how you can best help yourself and the people around you.
Coles might have won the great supermarket collectables war with its Little Shop toy giveaway but parents say the level of pestering from children was unprecedented. Find the full scoop on the awards here.
When we asked our patients and social media community what they felt were the biggest exercise trends of 2018, they came back with HIIT (high intensity interval training) as well as CrossFit. Having seen a number of recent ‘CrossFitters’ in the clinic, we decided to do some investigating into this fitness craze.
A big part of setting future goals is to take a moment, look in our own rear view mirror and reflect on our progress to date. In this month’s blog, we are going focus on some user friendly ways to measure your progress towards your goals and revisit the idea of SMART goal setting to help you keep on track.
*as seen in Membership Matters, June 2015 edition (published by Diabetes Australia Victoria)*
The burning Question - How hard should I be aiming to exercise to achieve the greatest health benefits - as seen in Membership Matters, March 2015 edition (published by Diabetes Victoria) author Nicole French.
Let's focus on an water exercise! It is a great exercise modality that tends to be very popular as we begin to approach the hottest time of the year. If you haven’t tried water exercise before, you don’t know what you’re missing. Water exercise has been demonstrated to have a number of benefits which include both physical and psychological. It also is a great alternative if land based exercise increases your pain.
At age 29, Kahi Puru was crushed in a forklift accident at work. His left leg was amputated at the hip and doctors feared that he would not survive the accident. But, believing in the power of positive thought, Kahi defied the odds and went on to become a world-class athlete