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A beer after the game, is it a good thing?


As a member of a local football club, having a beer after the game was more than social activity, it was an unwritten rule, but is it a good thing? Find out here

By |September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mind over Muscle – you could probably lift a car

With footy finals just around the corner, it’s time for players to become heroes with mammoth performances when it really matters. But how does the body perform these great feats now and not all the time, is it a mental thing? Continue reading here

By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why aren’t my glutes working?

The glutes (or butt muscles) are the strongest leg extensors in the body and if not functioning correctly will put extra load on other muscles within the body. A recent article has come out discussing what can cause this poor function of the glute muscles and provides some exercises to help improve their function. To […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clinical Pilates, how is it going to help me?

At Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine we deliver around 100 Clinical Pilates classes per week in our 3 studios. We see many clients who are in the process of improving their health, flexibility and fitness. Many are pain free for the first time in a long time. So what is Pilates and where did it […]

By |September 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best hamstring exercises revealed

Hamstring injuries are the most common sporting injury worldwide, but how do we stop them, and how to we stop them happening again once they have occurred. Recent studies on AFL and soccer players have shined a light on what exercises to incorporate into your training routine to prevent these injuries from occurring. Click here to […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why do we wake up stiff in the mornings? Scientists discover the answer…

While this sort of research is exciting and helps us to understand the biological pathways that cause symptoms in people, the scientists/drug companies again want to develop drugs to manipulate the natural process in the body.  Yes, we need a greater understanding of how the body works, but no, we don’t need more drugs to […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

14 myths about back pain debunked

BACK pain is a bigger health problem in Australia than in any other country in the world and will affect at least 80 per cent of us during our lifetimes.

In this well-written article, Mary O’Keeffe and Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, dispell 14 of the most common myths when it comes to back pain.  Experiencing back pain is […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Off to Rio

Best wishes for Ahmed Kelly as he heads off to Rio!
In the past few months our Physiotherapist Ben Lennard has had the pleasure of treating Ahmed Kelly. Nicknamed “Liquid Nails” (because he’s tough as nails) Ahmed has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.  He lives in Brunswick, is  based at the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club and has been […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Warm Up

I really love CrossFit and I go to the gym to lift weights but as the Melbourne winter fully sets in it gets harder and harder for me to get up and get going in the morning. It is however now more important than ever to warm up appropriately before weightlifting, hitting a WOD (Workout of the Day) or performing any other kinds of physical activity.

Most professional athletes will engage in some form of warm up prior to a workout, however there has been many times that I have seen people in a training environment who go straight in to lifting heavy weights.  it is important to understand the reasons why we do so and to apply this knowledge to ensure that we are warming up in a way that is appropriate and effective for us as a person and for the activity we are about to undergo. […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Why is my muscle “tight”

Why is my muscle tight?
As a treating Osteopath at Fitzroy North Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine,  I hear this question every day. There can be many reasons that cause a tight muscle; poor posture, new sporting activity, acute injury, but what is really happening to that muscle when it is “tight”? Here we will discuss the mechanism at play in a tight muscle.


By |June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments