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Total Balance Spring into Summer Run Group

A FREE, FUN social run group for ALL abilities of 45 minutes duration. The session will vary from week to week from hill, ramp and stair reps to speed intervals and drills. If you have any questions or are unsure if this is for you (it is!!)  please email  karen@totalbalancephysio.com.au Karen is a Physiotherapist at TB […]

Recipe of the month: Roast cauliflower soup

INGREDIENTS 1 large cauliflower (1kg) 2 onions, sliced into half moons extra virgin olive oil 1½ tsp ground cumin 1½ tsp ground coriander sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 30g salted butter 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large potato (400g), skin left on, roughly chopped into 3cm squares 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 litre gluten-free […]

Ohhhh, My Aching Head

Our brain is actually insensitive to pain. There are two basic categories of headaches – those that we suffer occasionally – a one off type headache, that we can generally pin down to a known cause – this might include an “ice cream headache” where the extreme cold of the ice cream causes your blood […]

Recipe of the month: Black Sesame and Matcha Balls

Makes approx. 15 INGREDIENTS ½ cup black tahini 1 cup pitted medjool dates 1 tablespoon coconut oil ½ cup buckwheat ½ cup desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons matcha powder 1 teaspoon vanilla INSTRUCTIONS Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until combined. Roll into balls and store in the fridge or freezer.   Thank […]

Karens top tips for remaining injury free

Running assessment Foam roller and spikey ball Strength training program Don’t run through pain of 5/10 or more Be aware of the signs of overtraining Monitor your training load – not just time or distance but speed and incline also If you are taking up running start with intervals of running and walking, less is […]

Recipe of the Month: Maple Roasted Pumpkin, Pear & Walnuts with Rocket and Feta

Ingredients 1 x butternut pumpkin, cut into wedges 2 x pears, cut into wedges 2 handfuls of walnuts 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons EVOO 1 teaspoon cumin seeds Rocket and fetta to serve  Method Preheat the oven to 180⁰C. Spread the pumpkin, pears and walnuts on a baking tray. Combine the oil, maple syrup […]

White Christmas Slice – Recipe of the month #balancediet

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight and drained 1/4 cup coconut milk (canned) 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup pistachios chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries (unsweetened) 1 tbs. maple syrup or raw honey  1 tsp. vanilla extract  Method: Whiz the cashews, shredded coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup […]

My experience with Physiotherapy

From the outset as a child, I had only viewed trips to the physio as a tad serious compared to the ones with a GP. However, experiencing my own muscle and joint pain playing sport, my physio appointments have become just as important. I now deeply appreciate the extent to which a physio therapist will […]

Recipe of the month: Chickpea, feta and almond salad #balancediet

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 x can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 x can cannelini beans, drained and rinsed 4 handfuls of rocket 1 zucchini, sliced into paper thin rounds 1 handful of parsley, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely sliced 1/3 cup fetta, crumbled 1/4 cup slivered almonds (toasted if time permits) 1 teaspoon chilli flakes […]

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