Blog

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

What is Osgood Schlatter’s Disease?

Written by Kristy Hogg

November 10, 2016

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease – A complex name for a straightforward condition. Osgood-Schlatters disease (OSD) was named after Robert Osgood and Carl Schlatter,  two surgeons who concurrently described the condition as anterior knee pain in active adolescents in 1903. OSD is a common condition in younger athletes and usually coincides with periods of rapid growth spurts. Symptoms […]

Read More

Cupping – what’s it all about?

Written by Suzie Goodall

October 31, 2016

Cupping has certainly become a very popular modality for treatment following the photos of Michael Phelps at the RIO Olympics.  Whilst currently quite trendy it’s not new.  Cupping has been around for thousands of years and is an ancient form of alternative medicine where special cups (glass, bamboo or plastic) are placed on your skin […]

Read More

Age and ability are no barrier!

Written by Kristy Hogg

October 17, 2016

Strength and Balance – but not as you know it! A few weeks ago I took a phone call from an 81 year old lady who was interested in coming in for physio. But she wasn’t coming in for an acute injury or even an ongoing injury that was limiting her – in fact she […]

Read More

Spring into bootcamp

Written by Simon Rice

September 12, 2016

Spring in Canberra is a great time to be exercising outside.  We are lucky enough to have some beautiful outdoor areas that are accessible to the public within reach of the city like Lake Burley Griffin, Yarralumla foreshore and Reconciliation Place.  There are also some mountains with excellent running trails of varying difficulty levels including […]

Read More

Common training injuries: A comprehensive guide

Written by Caitlin Arthur & Simon Rice

August 30, 2016

Soreness is to be expected after an intense workout, but there’s a difference between the pain of a recovering muscle and the pain of incurring serious damage. UK Men’s Fitness paired up with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Simon Rice to create a brief guide to some of the most common training injuries. Ankle Injuries Ankle Sprain Athletes […]

Read More

Moving correctly under load?

Written by Suzie Goodall

August 1, 2016

CrossFit – you either love it or hate, no in between. But why does CrossFit get such a bad rap?  CrossFit is known for workouts that put emphasis on repetitions and time. That in itself is not a problem, until you start to sacrifice proper form and technique for reps. This can happen in any […]

Read More

Achilles pain: common but not normal

Written by Suzie Goodall

July 18, 2016

Achilles Tendon Pain Do you dread getting up in the morning having to taking those first few steps knowing that the pain in your Achilles is about to hit?  Having to limp around gracefully until they warm up.  Or how about after sitting for any length of time and having to get up and attempt […]

Read More

Avoid injury and stay on the slopes this season

Written by Matt Rodgers

July 7, 2016

Winter is coming, and you have GoT to go to the snow! Skiing and snowboarding are great fun, but as anyone will tell you it can hurt! More often that pain is because of muscle soreness, often referred to as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). DOMS is that pain and stiffness that you feel after […]

Read More