Balance & Gait 

Balance can be defined as an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. Being able to maintain one’s balance is key to decreasing falls and fall related injuries. But how do we keep an even distribution of weight to remain upright? We need to be aware of our base…

Metabolic Overhaul Program

With our Metabolic Overhaul program set to launch mid-July, I thought now would be a great time to explain exactly what the program is all about! WHY DID WE DEVELOP SUCH A PROGRAM? The Metabolic Overhaul progam was developed using the most up-to-date clinical evidence in exercise physiology, body composition analysis and dietetic intervention to…

Health for the Whole Family

One of the biggest barriers to exercise for a lot of parents is a guilt that they are investing time in themselves when they should be at home with their kids or loved ones, looking after them or at least spending the time with them. Whilst this is very admirable, there are several ways to…

Are sit ups bad?

Sit-ups are probably the most popular ab exercise in the world. You could ask almost anyone what a sit-up is and 99% of people will be able to tell you how to perform a sit-up. The sit-up is used by numerous different organisations such as the defense force and emergency services in their fitness test…

Diastasis Recti Abdominus and Exercise

Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is seen in many women during and post pregnancy.  It is a midline separation of the rectus abdominis at the linea alba. It can present at the site of the belly button and/or above or below. It is clinically significant if the separation is more than 2.5cm or if there is…

Conquer Cancer Exercise Program

  It is hugely fulfilling to work in the development and delivery of a program that literally changes lives. The gift of seeing patients be supported in a way that changes their life for the better is ultimately why I became an Exercise Physiologist in the first place. Over the past 4 years, countless hours…

The Importance of Pre-rehabilitation for an Arthroplasty   

  An arthroplasty is a surgical procedure involving the reconstruction or replacement of the articular surface of a joint. Arthroplasties are commonly performed on the knee, hip and shoulder joints. These procedures become necessary when the integrity of the particular joint is compromised, which can arise due to factors involving an acute injury, such as torn ligaments, or a chronic condition such as osteoarthritis.…