The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. As you can imagine, it is pivotal in all aspects of lower limb propulsion and copes with high levels of load on a daily basis. Benjamin Hodgetts, Functional Sports Podiatrist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sportsmed Murdoch, says one of the most … Continue reading Treating Achilles Tendinopathy
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, … Continue reading When sports lead to injuries
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 … Continue reading Could I develop type 2 diabetes?
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 … Continue reading Getting to the core of it