Category: Exercise Physiology

How Exercise Can Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a major epidemic challenging Australia’s health system. About 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes!  This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered), as well as undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).  This article discusses how exercise can help control diabetes and […]

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Why It’s Important To Exercise If You Have Osteoporosis

Low bone density is commonly associated with ageing. But recently we have seen an increase in younger people being diagnosed with it. Some even before they turn 50 years old. So why is the density of our bones important? It’s important because our bone density tells us how strong our bones are. It is also […]

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What is a Tendinopathy Injury?

Many of us know the feeling. You go for a run after not having exercised for a while. Or you play a game of netball, basketball or touch footy for the first time in years. You feel good at the time but the next morning reality sets in as soon as your feet hit the […]

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How We Achieve A Good Patient Outcome at Physiotas

What will it take to achieve the best outcome for my patient? At Physiotas we encourage our therapists to ask this question every time they see a patient. Whether it’s our physiotherapists, exercise physiologists or massage therapists. Why? Because the answer to this question helps you recover faster from your injury. In 2003, Brown University […]

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Managing Running Load to Prevent Injury

Running is an increasingly popular activity. Around Tasmania we are seeing more people out running. The simple nature of running is a huge factor in its appeal. It allows people a hassle free way to get outside and improve their health. But the simple act of running is often complicated by injury. Injuries are frustrating. […]

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