Nutrition for Health and Sports Performance

Sports Performance nutrition - Hoys Allied health + Wellness Coffs Harbour, Toormina, Sawtell

In all athletics, whether recreational or elite, nutrition plays a critical role in enhancing sports performance. Performance sports nutrition involves eating a varied and well-balanced diet that supplies the body with the right type, timing, and quantity of energy, nutrients, and fluid for optimal performance and recovery. Sports dieticians work with athletes to provide individualised […]

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Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation

Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation - Hoys Allied health & Wellness

A highly feared and misunderstood development during pregnancy and in the post-natal period is what is often known as “the gap” or abdominal separation, more formally known as rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD), rectus diastasis, diastasis recti abdominis (DRA), diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle (DRAM), abdominis rectus diastasis (ARD), divarication of the rectus abdominis, diastasis […]

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Treating Back Pain During Pregnancy

Treating Back Pain During Pregnancy - Hows Allied health & Wellness

Back pain during pregnancy is a common issue, with around two thirds of women affected at some stage during their pregnancy. Lower back pain during early pregnancy can be debilitating and often requires management throughout the entire pregnancy. Back pain in the pregnant population usually presents as: Lower back pain affecting the thoracic and/or lumbar […]

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What is Sports Science?

What is sports science? Hows Allied Health & Wellness

Science: The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Sports Science And Physiology When we think of science we often think of subjects such as medicine, biology, physics and mathematics. When we consider the individuals who are experts in […]

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Benefits of Aqua Hydrotherapy

Benefits of Aqua Hydrotherapy Hoys Allied Health & Wellness

Aqua hydrotherapy is used to relieve discomfort and help people heal their bodies by performing low-impact exercises in water. This treatment has been practised by medical professionals for hundreds of years. It is an integral part of numerous medical disciplines and has been shown to have a myriad of positive benefits that relieve discomfort and […]

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How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain - Hoys Allied Health + Wellness

Lower back pain is the second most common ailment presented to doctors by adults, eclipsed only by the common cold. It’s such a ubiquitous problem that it’s considered a social as well as a health issue, as it’s the number one cause of absence at work. Modern, industrial, sedentary lifestyles with little to no exercise […]

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Am I lactose intolerant?

lactose intolerance - Hoys Health

Lactose is a type of sugar found naturally in dairy foods such as cows milk and yoghurt. It can also be found in some processed and pre-prepared foods. When lactose Is consumed in the diet it is normally broken down in the small intestine by a digestive enzyme called ‘Lactase’. According to the findings by […]

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What is Coeliac disease?

Coeliac Disease - what is it? Hoys Health

Coeliac disease is a condition where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in foods such as: wheat, rye, barley and oats. If these foods containing gluten are consumed it can cause inflammation and damage to the lining of the small bowel. Coeliac disease affects on average approximately 1 in 70 Australians. […]

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