Archive for Category: Performance

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic is a style of treatment that focuses on addressing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries of the body, with a specialised focus on spinal-related injuries. Chiropractic is renowned for a particular style of treatment seen all over the internet known as Chiropractic manipulation. This is a specialised manual therapy technique utilising a high velocity, low

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Exercise Physiologist v Physiotherapist

Exercise Physiology is a somewhat new profession. Most people haven’t heard of Exercise Physiologists or think that they are Physiotherapists. Granted, we are similar, and should work together to get the best possible outcomes for our patients. Although this is the case, there are some differences which we will now clear up below. What is

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Physiotherapy Student Taping Workshop

Sydney West Sports Medicine are running a student taping workshop specifically tailored for physiotherapy, exercise physiology, chiropractic or massage students to assist them in developing their skills and competency in the area of strapping, with a specific focus on appropriate strapping for sporting injuries. Sydney West Sports Medicine’s taping workshop will cover a range of

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Winter Training Tips

Winter has come! Want to stay fit? It can be hard to get out of your cosy, warm bed to train in this cold and rainy weather. Here are some tips for you to keep yourself motivated this cold winter. Set a SMART goal – (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based) for yourself to keep you

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What the “Prehab”?

You may have heard of the term rehabilitation, which refers to the process of restoring normal function, health and movement after an injury or surgery. This probably brings up images of ice, crutches and walking frames, a bunch of physios and nurses to aid someone in their recovery. But have you heard of the buzzword

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Kids are NOT mini adults!

Applying Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) into your youth sport programs is crucial for their long-term skill, strength & fitness development. First things first; we need to acknowledge that children and adolescents do not develop at the same rate. Males and females of the same age will have varying rates of growth, physical fitness

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Let’s talk about stress….how it can make and break your results

Are you someone who trains hard but doesn’t seem to see results? Maybe you’re in the gym five 5-6 times a week doing a mixture of cardio, free weights and classes, or maybe just lots of one, but you’re not getting anywhere? Do you feel disheartened with your training, putting in all the hard work

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“Hurts So Good”

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS is a normal part of training and competition and often a welcome sensation for some. DOMS can be a nasty surprise upon waking the day after exercise, and the day after that, and the day after that….. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is exercise related muscle pain that occurs

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