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Tips for beating post workout soreness

Nothing can ruin your enthusiasm for a new workout program faster than the pain and stiffness that sneaks up on you the day after. This delayed reaction from your muscles, known as DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness, has affected almost all of us at one time or another. While there is no sure-fire cure or prevention for DOMS, here are a few tips to help reduce your symptoms next time you hit the gym Understand what it is. DOMS...

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Understanding referred pain

Pain is one of the most complicated processes in the human body. You may have experienced this is you ever saw a physiotherapist for pain in one part of your body, and they started to treat an entirely different area. Some people are born with no sensation of pain at all and amputees sometimes continue to feel pain where their limbs used to be. The complexity of pan is one of the reason's why physiotherapists conduct such a thorough physical...

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Common running injuries

Running is a great way to stay in shape, manage stress, and increase your overall wellbeing. However, it's not without its drawbacks. While being a low-risk activity, there are a few injuries that commonly affect runners. As running is a repetitive impact activity, most running injuries develop slowly and can be challenging to treat. Here are three of the most common conditions faced by runners.  1. Runner's Knee Runners' knee is a persistent pain on the inside of the knee...

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Five shortcuts to improve your health

Better health isn't just about looking better. It can also help you to feel stronger, more flexible, reduce pain and feel happier overall. If you're an inactive person, it can be challenging to change your lifestyle. Here are a few tips that might make it a bit easier. Sign up for a race or event Fear is a powerful motivator, and having a challenge looming can create a sense of urgency to improve your fitness. You don't need to sign...

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On sport injury trends: A Q&A with Kaye Kerr

Kaye, you just celebrated 30 years at Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre. What are the trends you have seen in sports injuries over the years? A big one is the increase in the intensity of training, competition and commitment. Most people my age would have played plenty of sport at school, or for a local club for 1-2 hours a couple of days a week when they were young. We get more exercise doing household chores, climbing trees and playing backyard...

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