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Top 5 recovery methods post exercise

Exercise Recovery Foot

Post Exercise Recovery “How can I prevent onset of muscle soreness?” “How can I train when I am still sore?” “How can I get the most out of my exercise session?” These are all questions we get asked when people begin exercising. The aim for a lot of people is to work out and not feel sore…

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5 Top Tips for the Injury Prevention in Soccer

Soccer Injury

  The popularity of soccer has soared in Australia over the last three years, but unfortunately, so has the number of injuries we see in the clinic. Our goal at Lilyfield physio is to keep you moving, playing and injury free. Here are our 5 top tips to keep you on the pitch. 1) Ensure…

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“Core stability” The facts

Core Strength

Have you been given “abdominal hollowing” or “bracing” exercises for your lower back pain? Often the blame for lower back pain is “a lack of core stability”, but is this theory now becoming out-dated? Core stability is often referred to as the strength and endurance of your deep abdominal muscles. The two most common muscles…

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Exercise For Mental Health

Exercise for mental health

Exercise for mental health We all know the importance of exercise for keeping us physically healthy, but many of us aren’t aware that it can keep us mentally healthy as well. Research has shown that those who exercise regularly have better mental health, emotional wellbeing, lower rates of mental illness, improved sleep quality and improved…

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Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

Running style

What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Exercise

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopaenia? For the most part 90% of us reach our peak bone density in our early 20’s. From our late 20’s it is a slow and steady decline where we don’t build much more bone strength on top of this. Osteoporosis is the term we use when our bones become more…

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Is running bad for my knees?

Running and knees

What about my knees? Adults are recommended that they achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to improve our health and running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that helps us to achieve this. There is a persistent misconception about running and knee degeneration and the following beliefs tend to be quite common:…

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Exercise for the aging population

Resistance exercise

The Benefits! Exercise is good for all ages and in older adults can improve cardiovascular function, muscle strength and overall functional capacity, which has a role in maintaining independence for as long as possible². A meta analysis by Kelly and Kelly of the efficacy of aerobic exercise found regular exercise reduced the prevalence of hypertension…

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Exercise Physiology – What is it?

Exercise Physiologist

  What is an Exercise Physiologist? An exercise physiologist is a University qualified health professional who specialises in using exercise for therapeutic and medical reasons. They have a wide range of clientele they treat from the elderly to children, everyday people to high level athletes, and people with one or multiple conditions. The role of…

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