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Post workout soreness? Andy Allan, Physiotherapist, explains how to beat it and keep training harder!
Firstly, post workout soreness (also known as "DOMS") is different to actual injury. We tend to feel generalised or localised pain in a particular body area the day after we have exercised heavily (eg. After a running event or a hard session in the gym). It is...read more
Do you have plantar heel pain that has been present for over 3 months? Chances are you do not have Plantar Fasciitis but "Plantar Fasciosis". Heel pain is the most common injury we treat as Podiatrists. We find the term "plantar fasciitis" is used loosely for many...read more
Key Points: Females are 8 times more likely to injure their ACL than their male counterpartsFiring rates of nerves that control muscle activity were much higher in the week before a woman's next period than earlier in the menstrual cycleHormones oestrogen,...read more
Stack height, weight, correction, neutral, road, trail, cushioning, width... the list goes on! Delving into the many variations of runners is a big task - there are many features to be aware of other than just the colour! It is not simple choosing the perfect pair of...read more
Running is fantastic for the body. It helps you feel good and the evidence has shown that it is great for your joints (yep…even your knees!), bones, heart and lungs. Unfortunately, Achilles pain in runners is quite common. At Torquay Sports Medicine Centre we love...read more
Over the next fortnight the kids will be back in uniform and back at school. This also means that they will be back carry a school bag. School bags have come under much scrutiny over the last few years as it was thought that they are the source of adolescent back...read more
5 Travel-friendly stretches that might just save your holidays! It’s no secret that Aussie's love to travel and the Christmas/New Years period sure is a popular time to do so. More than half the Australian population now owns a passport and as a nation, we took more...read more
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...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...read more
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