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Jan 2

Training loads and monitoring

A new year, new goals to be set. It’s so exciting isn’t it? Looking at the calendar, plotting and planing what you might achieve this year. Road trips with friends and family, small goals, large goals, BHAGs (big, hairy audacious goal) – the ones that scare you a little. To reach goals, however, we all […]

Jul 23

How I think about Pain: The Big Mayor’s Meeting

by Katelyn Henry When I was at the University of South Australia, I learnt very quickly that everything I thought I knew about pain was actually incorrect! I had always thought that there were nerves in your body that detected pain – pain nerves – but this is not the case! There are actually various […]

Jun 25

What I learnt doing the APA Women’s Continence Course.

Over the last weekend of May, I attended an Essential Skills course in pelvic floor assessment and management. It was a 2.5 day course at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital conducted by the foremost Women’s Health Physiotherapists including two of our own as lecturers and tutors!  I have another 2.5 days to do in late […]

Nov 16

The role of inflammation in health

Inflammation has become a bit of a buzz word in recent year – inflammation in our tissues, inhibiting healing, making us sick. This weekend, I have read a book that piqued my interest when I saw it on the ‘new books’ shelf at my local public library. ‘Total Recovery: Solving the mystery of Chronic Pain […]

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 […]

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 […]