[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Painkilling Injection? Try Exercise Instead! | ]
Painkilling Injection? Try Exercise Instead!

A new study has shed light on the effects of injections on our bodies. It was previously thought that if your pain was considerable, you may as well try the injection – if it works, great! And if it doesn’t work, no big deal, you can try something else instead.

An article published on the Telegraph.co.uk site reported that this is not the full story. Here is a direct quote form the article:

Study leader Dr Ali Guermazi, of Boston University School of Medicine in the US, said: “We’ve been telling patients that even …

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[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity? | ]
Can Pushup Ability Predict Longevity?

According to a 2019 study, the answer might be yes.

In the study, researchers followed 1,100 men for 10 years. At the beginning of the study there were assessed in a number of ways, one of which was a pushup test.

Here are some quotes from an article which summarised the findings of the study:

“The participants were then followed for a decade to see if they experienced a cardiovascular event, such as a diagnosis of coronary artery disease, heart failure or cardiac arrest.”

“During the study period, 37 cardiovascular events were found …

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[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Making New Years Resolutions Stick | ]
Making New Years Resolutions Stick

I wanted to share this article from the Harvard Medical School website which outlines steps you can take to make sure your New Years Resolutions come true.

It’s a great idea to make resolutions, especially if they involve improving your health or taking better care of yourself. But making the resolution is only the beginning. Improving your health involves making regular efforts to eat well, exercise more, drink less etc.

It can be hard to instantly make these kinds of changes so this article gives some great advice to help …

Exercise, Pain »

[7 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Product Review: Vibrating Foam Roller | ]
Product Review: Vibrating Foam Roller

Most of you know that I have a background working with elite athletes. In the 2000s I did a bunch of trips with the Australian Athletics team and treated a lot of world and olympic champions. I don’t travel with teams anymore but I still see plenty of athletes.

Athletes are always incredibly interested in self maintenance, because they’re always in pain to some extent. Over the last year I have heard from them about these new types of foam rollers that have a little motor in them that causes …

Nutrition, Uncategorized »

[18 Jun 2019 | Comments Off on Digestive Wellness | ]
Digestive Wellness

We are incredibly fortunate to be situated next door to Bondi Health and Wellness, with their team of fantastic Nutritionists and Naturopaths. It gives us the opportunity to pop our heads in and ask advice on various nutritional, supplement and dietary interventions patients might be able to use to facilitate their health and healing.

Recently I spotted an article by Tania Flack about Digestive Wellness on news.com.au. That article outlined one woman’s battle with digestive issues that Tania was able to help her with, specifically issues relating to Leaky Gut …

Pain »

[12 Jun 2019 | Comments Off on If you herniate a disc, will it “go back in”? | ]
If you herniate a disc, will it “go back in”?

According to a recently released summary of the research, there is a 66% chance that WITHOUT SURGERY your disc herniation will resolve.

Researchers looked at all the studies on this between 1990-2015. Different studies reported differing levels of resolution, with one saying up to 82% of people in their group got better with treatment and exercise and rest; no need for surgery!

I’ve certainly seen surgeons attitudes towards alternatives like seeing another health practitioner, doing back exercises, and keeping active, change over the last few years. It used to be a …