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Athlete Profile – Andy Lance

Written by Suzie Goodall

March 23, 2017

The next athlete to feature in Powerhouse’s Athlete Profile series is Andy Lance. Andy grew up playing sport and has done everything under the sun including playing tennis at a state level and swimmer in his teenage years. He initially found strength training through CrossFit but then made the switch over to powerlifting in 2015. In his first year […]

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A Powerhouse Network

Written by Matt Hotchkis, head podiatrist, Podiatry Professionals

March 14, 2017

Here at Powerhouse, we have a network of professional organisations and businesses we work with to ensure our patients receive the best treatment, even when they’re not with us. One such business is Podiatry Professionals. Matt Hotchkis, head podiatrist, explains a little about their treatments and how they work with us to get the best […]

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What a pain in the neck!

Written by Kristy Hogg

March 3, 2017

Acute Wry Neck Acute wry neck is the term used to describe a sudden onset of neck pain. It usually results in an inability to turn your head, making head checks in the car extremely difficult among other things. Acute wry neck can occur following any extended period of time in an unusual position. It […]

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Why bother with pre-injury screening?

Written by Kristy Hogg

February 22, 2017

No matter what code you follow or play, the start of the football season is fast approaching and the old adage rings true that it you fail to prepare you prepare to fail. As the Gungahlin Jets team physio, I spend a large portion of my time at pre-season training sessions screening our players and […]

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Louise Ellery – Author, Paralympian, Elite Athlete

Written by Suzie Goodall

February 9, 2017

Meet Louise Ellery. Author. Paralympian. Elite Athlete. Our next athlete to feature in Powerhouse’s Athlete Profile series is Louise Ellery. You may recognise Louise’s name around town as she won bronze recently in the Women’s Shot Put F32 with a throw of 4.19m at the 2016 Rio Paralympic games! Louise Ellery with Taylor Doyle returning […]

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Athlete Profile – Iveni Tuitupou

Written by Suzie Goodall

February 1, 2017

The next athlete to feature in our Athlete Profile series is Powerhouse regular Iveni (Ven) Tuitupou. Ven has been a client of Powerhouse for many years, and we’re thrilled be to able to feature him as a part of our blog series. Ven’s early sporting career saw him playing rugby union for 20 years. During […]

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Athlete Profile – Strongman Andrew Fraser

Written by Suzie Goodall

January 19, 2017

At Powerhouse, we are huge supporters of all our local sports men and women, and love to see them kicking goals so we thought we’d profile one person a month and show off how amazing they are! Meet Andrew Fraser. 24 years old, Strongman, and client of Powerhouse Physio. After playing rugby league for 17 […]

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Motorbikes – a pleasure and a pain!

Written by Suzie Goodall

December 5, 2016

I love nothing better then taking my motorbike out for a long ride especially after a long break due to the Canberra winters, but I really struggle with that searing ache that I get right between my shoulders blades that comes with riding a sports bike for periods longer than 20 minutes! It tends to […]

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Meet Speedie – Floorball Pro & Powerhouse Success Story

Written by Suzie Goodall

November 30, 2016

David aka ‘Speedie’ Speldewinde, has been playing floorball since 2007 and has been the President of Floorball ACT since 2012. Dave spends countless hours organising training sessions and competitions, coaching junior players, planning the ‘come and try’ sessions and corporate challenge days. Dave was selected to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Championships (World Floorball […]

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Dry needling: what’s the point?

Written by Matt Rodgers

November 21, 2016

Dry needling, also known as Myofascial trigger point dry needling, works by carefully inserting thin acupuncture style needles into trigger points which are the cause of neuromuscular dysfunction, resulting in a clients pain, reduced function or increased stress on surrounding structures. The needles are inserted to elicit a local twitch response to release the trigger […]

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