Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse conditions of the foot that accounts for up to 15% of foot and ankle conditions seen by Health Professionals. The Plantar Fascia is the strong fibrous tendon made from collagen that attaches from the bottom of your heel to the balls of your feet, and is important in the mechanics of walking, running, jumping, and landing.
The female athlete triad is a disorder most common in adolescent female athletes. Although it is not exclusive to females or adolescents, this group is the most at risk. The triad is a potentially serious condition that will result in reduced athletic performance, as well as serious health concerns that may affect your health long
So what is an Exercise Physiologist and how can they help you? Simply put an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified Allied Health Professional who specialises in exercise prescription for improved health outcomes. With a minimum four (4) years of university study, AEP’s have the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate
When you need to see a physiotherapist, a lot of people pick a physio based on word-of-mouth recommendations or whoever Google tells you is closest. As some of you may know, this can be a bit hit and miss. When I was hunting around for a private practice job I was in a similar position
Almost every young ballet dancer’s dream is to finally be ready to start training and performing on pointe. Now making that decision as to whether or not a dancer is ready is certainly a complex one. Now respecting that different elements also need to be considered (Age, Bony development, Maturity, Years of ballet training, Current training schedule, Strength and Alignment), this blog however, will just be touching on the importance of core stability and motor control from a clinical...