Archive for Category: Preparation

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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Snow Sports

Hitting the slopes this winter? Most of you are excited to hit the slopes and are looking forward to it, but you need to ask yourself… is your body ready for it? You may have all the right gear for the snow. BUT because skiing and snowboarding is something we rarely practice on a consistent

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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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To Stretch Or Not To Stretch?

To Stretch or not to Stretch? That is the question. Stretching has been one of the ‘go to’ treatments for physios, doctors and just about anyone who knows anything about anything since just about forever. I can’t count the number of clients I see who tell me they’ve tried to fix their problems by just

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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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