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Sep 18

Clinical rehab classes Everyone is doing it….but what is it?

What IS clinical Rehab? Clinical Rehabilitation (Rehab) utilising Pilates style exercises and equipment. Pilates is used in the modern physiotherapy world as a part of an individualised rehabilitation exercise program. It can benefit acute and chronic neck and back conditions, poor posture, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, post surgery rehabilitation and aid in the prevention of recurrent injuries. […]

Jul 4

Sleep is vital for injury prevention

Adolescents and sleep. That old issue, huh? In adolescence, kids like to go to sleep later and sleep later in the morning, but they have to get up early enough to conform with school timetables. It has ever been thus.  Hormonal changes that also affect the sleep wake cycle turn our kids into night owls […]

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]

Jun 2

New rowing screening program, especially for school rowing teams

We are very excited here at Vital Core Physio to launch a new pre-season screening program for rowers. The screening program is a comprehensive assessment design by Kate with Tory (1992 World Champion Rower and Principal Physiotherapist) to screen athletes for biomechanical factors that may predispose them to injury, muscle weakness and imbalances as well […]

Mar 2

Common triathlon related injuries

 By Jane Rothe – Physiotherapist and Triathlete When it comes to triathletes there are three common biomechanical problem areas that lead to  both social and serious athletes paying their Vital Core physiotherapist a visit… 1) Upper back stiffness 2) Hip flexor tightness 3) Poor rotational control of lower limbs Upper back/thoracic stiffness This is a […]

Nov 18

Using imagery to boost your dance performance

by Sarah Schwetlik   Every dancer is looking for a way to improve their performance, whether it be through stronger execution or finding a way to connect better with the audience. Mental imagery is a highly under-used tool for improving performance, yet most dancers already use it sub-consciously to some degree. Dancers are well placed […]

Oct 1

I want to keep enjoying this into my 70’s

I came across and article today that has given me pause to think. After talking last week for the Continence Foundation of Australia at their Core Foundations workshop to almost 150 fitness leaders, and explaining what exactly the core muscles are, their strengths and limitations (a plank is designed to be held for 10 secs […]

Aug 29

Female triathletes and Pelvic Floor Health

The research shows that at least one in every THREE female athletes has a pelvic floor disorder. One in three!!! Look at your running group. Your netball group, your aerobics class, your hiking friends, even your cycling friends. One in three has a problem or problems with their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can diagnose […]

May 15

The case for exercise in tissue healing

As I was running this morning (yay – I am running a bit again! Injuries are really hard to live with, I have always known this, but yes, the shoe is on the other foot now. I commiserate in the strongest way), I listened to another of the excellent podcasts from the British Journal of […]

Apr 9

Stress and Training – Your body

Running and training cause physical stress that is present in our blood stream. Inflammatory factors are a normal product of exercise, and indeed, what causes the adaptation – we need it. But too much inflammation is bad and delays recovery. Other environmental and personal stress cause a similar effect on the body. Long hours at […]