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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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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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

Exercise Physiologist’s:- Helping those with Diabetes

Adult checking blood sugar level

According to Diabetes NSW, people being diagnosed with Diabetes are growing 7 -10% a year, this has also caused an increase in amputations of 25% in the two years. These growth are especially worrying when there are 1.2 million Australians that have diabetes (all types of diagnosed Diabetes). For NSW there’s at least 36,000 people […]

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Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

What is Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome? Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITB Friction Syndrome) is a common overuse injury which gives pain on the outside of the knee during and following running or repetitive leg activity. Being an overuse injury, it is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident. It’s common name is “Runner’s […]

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