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Hannah’s top Running Facts and Tips

Undergo a running screening with a qualified Physiotherapist-this includes strength and range of movement testing to identify factors that could lead to an injury or less-effective running technique if not addressed Have your technique analysed by video analysis by a suitably qualified health practitioner-to determine any technique changes that could improve load on tissues and […]

Top 3 tips for starting a running program

1.  Train in the best running shoes for your individual foot It can be overwhelming to determine which shoe best suits your needs, so we would suggest having them fitted at a specialist running shoe store Running shoes should be updated after approximately 600km See a Podiatrist if you would like specific advice on the […]

Don’t let your health go on smoko…

This August there is a focus on Tradies Health by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Tradies rely heavily on their bodies to complete their work. Unfortunately they’re over represented in workplace injury statistics. Whilst they make up 30% of the Australian workforce, they represent 3/5 serious workplace injuries (Work Safe Australia, 2014). The most common work-related injuries a...

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis or degeneration of the cartilage is something that, unfortunately, most of us will have to deal with as we get older. In todays post we will have a closer look at the knee joint and what we can do in order to decrease the pain. The main functions of cartilage in the knee […]

IMPORTANCE OF PILATES: HEALTHY BODIES FUELLING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

As a work experience student at Total Balance, I have discovered the importance of Pilates, not only to cure injuries but also prevent them from occurring. Throughout our busy lives, we put our bodies under great amounts of pressure; whether it be bad posture from sitting at a desk for hours on end or strenuous […]

Surgery vs Conservative

Do we always need surgery or will exercise alone be enough to improve an injury? In recent years research has been looking at the benefit of surgery over exercise based programs in various injuries. Studies have shown that in a lot of cases surgery will not necessarily lead to greater improvement than exercise alone. For […]

Recipe of the month – Vegan Seed loaf


Ingredients:
 2/3cup sunflower seeds
 2/3cup flax seeds 2/3cup hazelnuts 2/3cup almonds 2 Tbsp. chia seeds 
2tbsp. psyllium husk powder
 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil 
1 1/3cups water Method: 1. Blend Psylium husk powder and water in a bowl. Mix really well until it forms into a gel. (Set aside […]

Sleep Better – tips to improve your sleeping

When people come to us with sleeping issues its mainly because 1. The position puts strain on some part of your body -and/or- 2. Your body feels unsupported or can move around too easily ie. Your nervous system can’t relax. FACT: It is a well-known practice in various cultures to calm infants by immobilizing them […]

Recipe of the month: Thai Style Cauli Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets ½ leek, sliced 1 garlic clove, diced ½ spring onion, sliced 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided A dash of rock salt ½ tsp chilli powder 1 tsp curry powder/ground cumin – optional 2 organic eggs 1 tbsp tamari sauce ¼ cup cashews, chopped (optional to add any greens/herbs […]

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