The Benefits of Strength Training

By Zac O’Brien – Exercise Physiologist As an accredited exercise physiologist, I often get asked: “What is the best form of exercise I can do’’? If I had to give you one answer, the answer would be strength training! Strength training is often avoided due to several reasons with common answers being: I don’t know […]

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Does Massage reduce your risk of Injury?

Remedial Massage for sports and muscle recovery, Hoys Allied Health + Wellness Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina

There is a reason that we see professional athletes always in having massage pre and post events, this is because it helps them reduce the chance of getting an injury.  Athletes make a living out of staying injury free, but why should the weekend warrior or desk worker not use it to stay pain free […]

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Diabetes 101 – What is it?

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of conditions that are characterised by an inability to maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Blood glucose levels are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas. When we eat and drink, glucose enters our blood stream and insulin acts by removing glucose from […]

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Pregnancy & Exercise: How to Guide

A common question asked by pregnant patients is: “Should I still be exercising?” There are many myths around what exercises are appropriate to engage in throughout pregnancy, with some people thinking they should avoid it altogether! Research has shown that overall, there are more pregnant women avoiding exercise than participating in exercise, usually due to [...] Read More

Does Massage help lower stress?

Remedial Massage for stress relief, Hoys Allied Health + Wellness Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina

“Studies suggest massage therapy can be beneficial not only in reducing physical pain, but also for improving mood and fighting stress.” Activation of the stress response causes muscles throughout the body to tense up. When the event ends, the muscles relax. However, if stress is constant, the muscles may remain in a slightly tensed state. […]

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NDIS Blog Post – OT

What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability which affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) implements the NDIS. The NDIS supports people with a disability to live an ordinary life. The type of support that is [...] Read More

February 2019: Hoys Highlights

Hoys Allied Health + Wellness
Physiotherapy for Women’s Health Did you know physiotherapy can help with your pelvic floor, pain during pregnancy and getting back into exercise following childbirth? Heidi Beames Heidi is our resident physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health, who trained with Women’s Health Training Associates Pty Ltd. Heidi can assist patients with: Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle, [...] Read More

December 2018: Hoys Highlights

   Merry Christmas From Hoys Matt, Rob and the crew at Hoys would like to wish our customers a big thanks for all the support through a very busy 2018 and all the best over the festive season.   Rob and I are extremely proud of the team we have at Hoys and what they have achieved, […]

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Lisa Urquhart: Dietician

Accredited Practising Dietitian Lisa has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian for 7 years having graduated from The University of Sydney with Bachelor of Science Nutrition (Honours Class 1) and a Bachelor of Applied Science Exercise and Sport Science. Lisa is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy at the University of Newcastle. As a Dietitian, Lisa […]

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