A Training Story

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A training story Linda started training with us just 6 weeks ago. Linda is 45, has 6 children spanning almost 20 years in age, operates more than one successful business and coordinates regular community events for two local schools. To her enormous credit, Linda has now also committed to training … Read More

Osteoarthritis

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OA is considered an inflammatory condition with systemic inflammation being a hallmark feature in its development; elevation in interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Chronic exposure to these inflammatory cells has been shown to induce cartilage catabolism and increase pain. Coincidentally, obese people are characterised … Read More

#whiplash

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“The politically correct view is that we don’t believe it exists; therefore, all these people are ‘malingerers’ (using 1970s speak) or they are ‘psychosocial’ (using contemporary speak). 80 per cent of the population should recover, irrespective of what you do. There remains 10-20 per cent of the population who do … Read More

Patellar Tendionpathy

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The latest publication on tendinopathy (patellar) with three of the regular leaders in the field; Jill Cook, Sean Docking & Ebonie Rio: http://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(15)00231-5/pdf Discussed on episode 92 of PT Inquest: http://ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest-episode-92-isometrics-vs-i…/ and on Peter Malliaras’ blog: http://tendinopathyrehab.com/isometrics-vs-isotonics-insea…/ – In the treatment of tendinopathy, exercise is the primary and most effective … Read More

When fitness people pretend to be a Doctor

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When fitness people pretend to be doctor “They pretend expertise or experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of a medical problem – usually a painful problem that is musculoskeletal in nature. Oh, I get it. You saw a client once who told you their [insert medical practitioner here] … Read More

Trust me, I’m a Doctor

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“Trust me, I’m a Doctor” Doctor of *what* exactly? and who’s asking? If the person asking is in need of or seeking medical attention, then there’s only one type of Doctor appropriate – a *medical* one; a medical practitioner who is qualified and registered to prescribe medication or perform surgery. … Read More

How Old Are You?

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How old are you? You may know someone who fits the description of being an old person in a young person’s body (aches and pains before their time), or visa versa; an older person seemingly defying the norm and competing in sport and activity dominated by adolescents and younger adults. … Read More