14 Jun, 2018

3 Top Tips- Reduce Running Injuries

by Nick Miller

3 Top Tips- Reduce Running Injuries

The weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter, the winter months bring not only these changes but a multitude of running events. There are several potential events that everything from professional to first timers can enter. There are local fun runs such as the bay run, trail runs, the famous city to surf, pub to pub & the Sydney Half Marathon all taking place soon.

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23 May, 2018

The role of your foot in knee injuries

by Nick Miller

With winter sport season is well underway, weekly netball and football codes are played all over Sydney. Thes sporting codes are known for the causing of knee injuries. One of the most common injuries to the knee are meniscus tears, which are most prevalent in males aged 31-40.

The twisting and sideward movement of netball, football and soccer place large amount of twisting or rotational force on the meniscus causing the injury.

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11 Apr, 2018

Should I train with a weight belt ?

by Nick Miller

Should I train with a weight belt ?


Attend any gym in Sydney and you will often see women and men wrapping a weight belt around before hitting up the gym. Whether it be deadlifting, squatting or even bench press, regular gym goers often use them in order to brace or support the lower back.

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21 Mar, 2018

When to train through the pain

by Nick Miller

You’re mid-way through a training session when you feel the onset of a small amount of pain. The decision whether to keep on pushing or to call it quits is a difficult one to make. The phrase "no pain no gain" - although motivating - is not one to live by as training through an injury can only exacerbate it and potentially lead to longer recovery times.

Pain is an indication that trauma has occurred to your body, caused by chemical stimulation to neuroreceptors within your body’s tissue. Neurological signals then travel to the brain where they are interpreted by the WHAT???. So believe it or not pain is more of an emotion, hence we can have good pain (massage or foam rolling) and bad pain. When making a decision to continue or to cease training a few factors need to be considered.

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01 Aug, 2017

Do you even move?

by Nick Miller

For many amateur athletes the winter sporting season is getting close to finishing up for the year. This is the time we often see an increase in sporting based injuries within our clinic. These injuries range from muscle tears, knee and ankle injuries, shoulders and the list goes on. The accumulation of loads and stresses from the last few months from training and games gradually takes its toll on the body. 

In much the same way as a cars wheel alignment will gradually wear out the tyres and suspension with prolonged use, the human body will experience increase in injuries if it is not moving correctly. This is often the root cause of many peoples end of season niggles and injuries, incorrect movement patterns in the joints and muscles, can create compensations and increase the forces and demand on the nerves, muscle and ligaments of the body. 

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30 Dec, 2016

Health Space Lane Cove & Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal

by Nick Miller

 

Health Space Lane Cove & Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal

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