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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

Top 3 Exercises for Herniated Discs and Sciatica

Check this video for the top 3 exercises for herniated discs and sciatica

By |June 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Asymmetry Myth by Adam Rose

Experiencing shoulder or back pain? You may have noticed that one leg is longer than the other or one shoulder is higher. You may not be experiencing pain. You may just feel tension in the neck, shoulder or hip. Or even more distally in the limbs. You may not have noticed any asymmetry, but you might feel during your squat or when you sit on to a chair that your bottom or weight is pushed to one side more than the other. You may be a desk based worker and feel you can’t turn your body as easily to one side to reach over your desk.

This is all very common, but just because it’s common, it doesn’t make it NORMAL. […]

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