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Top 5 Ways to avoid getting a running injury! Spring is here! As the sun comes out & the days get longer, more runners start to come out of their winter hibernation - some just love running, others have marathons and half marathons to tackle. Did you know that...read more
I see a lot of patients who feel like they are eating well, exercising consistently and trying to do other things to support their health goals but are not achieving them. A huge factor that can impact health goals is dysregulated blood sugar which creates...read more
This is a question I get asked over and over by pregnant clients. My answer is generally the same. How long is a piece of string? Each pregnancy, each birth experience and each baby is really different: as is my answer to this question. What about my pelvic floor?...read more
Blisters - how do we treat? Blisters are a big reason why people pull out of a run or walk and can make an event experience extremely unpleasant. We want to help you prevent blisters and give you the tools to manage them if they do occur. Treatment So you have a...read more
How can I prevent blisters? Blisters are a big reason why people pull out of run and walking events and can make the experience extremely unpleasant. We want to help you prevent blisters and give you the tools to manage them. Cause High friction The skin is stretched...read more
If you're a cycling enthusiast, please skip through this. However, if you have recently started cycling or like me, just wanted to know a bit more about fitting a bike and cycling, read on! I have clients present to me on a weekly basis talking to me about their bike,...read more
You may have seen in the news that a recent study into low back pain management has highlighted a few issues within our care current system. If you are one of the 25% of Australian's experience back pain on a daily basis or the 50% of Australian's have experienced...read more
Osteopathy is a manual, hands on form, of allied health care. It look at the body as a whole and this is exactly how your osteopathic appointment and management will be. Our Osteopath will carefully listen to what is happening for you, whether it is back or neck...read more
How do you train for a 5k run? Do you lace up and just try and run as fast as possible? Do you try and do a personal best every run? Has it worked or do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau? Running 5km requires a balance of speed, endurance and muscle strength. There...read more
As I can see more and more riders on our roads, I thought about giving an inside guide about some common injuries and niggles that you could encounter while road cycling, and most importantly how to prevent them. Many amateur cyclists spend more time perfecting and...read more
Gary, Myotherapist at Torquay Sports Medicine Centre, answers frequently asked questions about Myotherapy. What is Myotherapy? Myotherapy is a hands-on treatment focussed on muscle and fascia. What is the difference between myotherapy and remedial massage therapy?...read more
Hit the ball FURTHER and move away from PAIN! Golf is a fantastic sport that can be one of the most enjoyable experiences when your body is moving freely and healthily. However, like any other sport, injuries can creep in and severely limit our ability to keep playing...read more
Running and exercise is fantastic and has many, many benefits for your health and also wellbeing, but sometimes injuries creep in. Shin splints typically refers to inflammation of the muscle attachment to the shin bone, but pain in the shin can also be caused by bone...read more
So what is Myotherapy? And what is the difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage? Myotherapy is an evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Myotherapy and Remedial Massage are two distinct...read more
Do you suffer from tendon pain that isn’t improving? Achilles tendonitis, golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), and jumper’s knee (patella tendinitis) have all been shown to respond to “shockwave therapy”. The team at TSMC are...read more
With the more sunshine and a huge list of running events just around the corner, now is a good time to talk about the benefits of massage to optimise your training and fast track your recovery. Recovery massage is beneficial during preparation for a any event....read more
Rounded shoulders are a common postural abnormality and there are many ways our society promotes this bad posture. Sitting down for long hours in front of a computer screen, driving, looking down at your phone or tablet, bad training habits (focussing on chest...read more
Is your posture affected by sitting too much? Do you experience back or neck pain? Are you fed up with a body that’s not performing at its peak? Are you frustrated with long term injuries that haven’t fully recovered? Do you simply feel you require more stability,...read more
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