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September 19, 2017

R4FH: Warm up to WIN & Cool down to RECOVER

We all know the importance of stretching before and after sport, but it is often left out of our running training, especially our “big weekend training runs”. Read what our Physiotherapists recommend to help you out this Melbourne Marathon!
August 30, 2017

Team R4FH: If the shoe fits!

Are you training for The Melbourne Marathon Series? Have you got your best foot forward when it comes to the correct running footwear for you?
August 8, 2017

Team R4FH: Are you race ready?

T minus 9 weeks + 3 days until the running festival of the year: The Melbourne Marathon. Whether you are tackling the full, half or the […]
May 11, 2017

Vagina. Incontinence. Sex after childbirth. Period.

Kill the uncomfortable, let’s have a conversation and make a difference. Did that get your attention? Good. Listen up – because quite frankly it shouldn’t.
October 12, 2016

Clinical Pilates vs Reformer Pilates

Pilates seems to be the new fitness craze, it entered fitness mainstream about 10 years ago and has been growing in popularity ever since. Everyone raves […]
September 26, 2016

DYSAUTONOMIA – MORE THAN JUST A TONGUE TWISTER!

The role of Clinical Pilates in helping to manage chronic pain and complex conditions Having worked as a Physiotherapist for several years now, it has become […]
July 13, 2016

Dynamic vs Static Stretching…….. What is best for your pre game warm up?

Sssstttrrreeeettttccchhhh…………………. The best way to prepare your body for exercise! We all know the importance of stretching before and after sport. It is a routine that has been drilled into […]
July 6, 2016

Every Runners Nightmare……..

Shin Splints… We have all heard about it, or personally experienced shin pain particularly during an increase in running/activity at one stage or another, but what exactly are […]
June 16, 2016

It’s a RUNderful life – Marathon Advice from a Physiotherapist

It seems to be getting to the time of year where a lot (or just a few) of us are getting inspired/motivated to pull on the […]
June 8, 2016

Serra Terror 6 – Top Tips for the Day

Gen Health Hamilton’s Top Tips for the Day The time is almost here; you have done a lot of preparation for this weekend…. So to ensure […]
June 3, 2016

Serra Terror Series 5 – Warm Up

Warming up – The morning of…… We all know that warming up before exercise is important, but how many of us actually know how to warm […]
May 27, 2016

Serra Terror Series 4 – Injury Management Guide

While we do not want anyone to experience an injury while trekking the Serra Terror this June long weekend. We do encourage you to check out, Physiotherapist […]
May 20, 2016

Serra Terror Series 3 – Socks

Its 4 weeks out from the Serra Terror and you might be wondering…….. why should I be thinking about socks? Socks are usually an underrated part […]
May 4, 2016

Serra Terror Series 2 – Blister Prevention

Top Tips for Blister Prevention Preparation and planning is key to Blister prevention, get the below factors right and you cant go wrong. The Golden rule is ‘moisture + […]
April 28, 2016

How to combat Chilblains & Avoid the Winter Blues……. literally.

If you’re prone to chilblains, cold toes and fingers or have Raynaud’s disorder, then now is the time to act! These beautiful fresh autumn mornings are […]
April 21, 2016

Serra Terror Series 1 – What shoes are best for your Serra Terror or Hiking Adventure?

What shoes do I wear for the Serra Terror? Hiking boots? Trail runners? Runners? This is a question I get asked every year in the lead […]
April 1, 2016

Achilles Tendinopathy – Dont’ let foot pain become your Achilles Heel!

With Football and Netball season on our doorstep, we all want to kick off the season on the right foot. Achilles Tendinopathy is a fairly common injury amongst both sportspeople and the general population. There are many forms of treatment available – but what works and what doesn’t?
March 20, 2016

Stephanie’s TOP TIPS FOR YOUR FEET heading into the netball season

It’s that time of the year again, pre-season has come to a close and round 1 is drawing near. From a gruelling pre-season, you may have found that last year’s netball shoes’ are not quite cutting it. Check out Stephanie's top tips to step out with your best foot forward this netball season!
February 4, 2016

Take a load off: A school backpack guide

As children return to school throughout the district - this is a timely reminder of how NOT to carry the ominous backpack!
January 20, 2016

Post-Natal Exercises: Excuse me if I don’t want you to wee yourself!

Besides from the obvious “cashing in” on having a baby, our Physiotherapist JESSICA has a bone to pick with the Michelle Bridge’s of the world.
January 7, 2016

Growing pains – a diagnosis or a dismissal?

“Why growing pains DON’T exist but should never be ignored”   Our Podiatrist Kelly Thomas now takes a different approach to ‘growing pains’ since having two […]