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#tbteam 2020 GOALs

We asked some of our staff what their goals are for 2020. Have a read below for some inspiration …      1. Declutter 2. Volunteer for an organisation 3. Learn a new skill- running??? 4. Move the body every day 5. Get better at meal prep 6. Eat more plants. 1. Finish the Melbourne […]

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New Year Intentions

Total Balance’s idea of Health and how to reset FACT: Everyone has the intention of improving their health on a daily, weekly and yearly basis, however things get in the way and it’s often the FIRST thing that gets put to the side. Career demands, family and financial reasons are all factors that we allow to affect […]

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Bike Fit Q&A

All your Bike Fit Questions answered by Physiotherapist Karen Shaw. What are the most common errors in bike fit and what problems do they lead to? Probably the four most common errors are a saddle that is set too high, handlebars that are too low or too far away, a bike frame that is too […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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