When sports lead to injuries

Dr Paul Bailey, Director of St John of God Murdoch Private Emergency Department, gives us his tips on what to do when you have a sports-related injury. “Our love of sport in Australia is a defining characteristic of our culture – and it’s not just elite level sport – Aussies are great participators! From our early primary school years until we’re elderly,…

Could I develop type 2 diabetes?

The cause of type 2 diabetes is currently unknown, but research indicates there are a range of associated risk factors. Risk factors which cannot be changed include: having a family history of diabetes being over 40 years of age being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian, Polynesian, Chinese or Indian subcontinent descent being a woman…

Getting to the core of it

We asked Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist Taryn Watson from SouthCare Physiotherapy about what exercises are best for our core. Which muscles make up your core? With the recent popularity of pilates, the term ‘the core’ has become widespread. Core exercises should involve activation of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) and the deep abdominal muscles…