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“What is the best exercise for me? Strength training or Cardio?”

  Nearly everyone questions what is better for exercise, weight training or cardio? The answer is both are extremely important. Your goal will guide you to what training is best for you, however this does not mean that you only do one method of training. If you are rehabilitating an injury or training to increase…
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Exercise Recovery Foot

Top 5 recovery methods post exercise

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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Soccer Injury

5 Top Tips for the Injury Prevention in Soccer

  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 Strength

“Core stability” The facts

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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Running style

Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

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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Osteoporosis Exercise

Exercise for Osteoporosis

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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Running and knees

Is running bad for my 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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Resistance exercise

Exercise for the aging population

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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back pain

Don’t spoil your Xmas with back pain!!

Give your back the gift of Exercise! Whether you’re making your house ready for Santa’s arrival or having the family around for a holiday cook up, most of us are likely to be busier than ever during the holiday period and we want you to enjoy the festive season without having to worry about niggly…
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