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Workstation Ergonomics – Help prevent the occurrence of injuries

Workstation Ergonomics – Help prevent the occurrence of injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI’s) or occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) are musculoskeletal disorders caused due to an accumulation of very slight traumas to bone, muscle, connective tissues and nerves that eventually cause pain, numbness, loss of motion, weakness, swelling and other symptoms  The body parts most commonly involved are the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, spine, knees and ankles Although excessive and/or…

Strength Training for Runners

Strength Training for Runners

Strength training for runners is a some-what controversial topic, especially given the large amount of variability in regards to what methods different practitioners, coaches and runners think work best. I guess there are really two questions when deciding if formulating a well-conducted strength program can help with your running. One, will the physical increase in strength increase my performance? And…

Are High Heels Causing You Pain?

High heels, the not-so-ultimate fashion accessory! While some believe “beauty is pain,” how much pain and long term damage are you willing to endure? Slide into a pair of high heels and postural changes occur instantaneously. The low back becomes more arched, the upper body leans forward, the buttocks stick backwards, knees are slightly flexed, weight shifts to the front…

A Guide to Bad Posture

I work at a health clinic that provides Osteopathy, Pilates, Remedial Massage and Yoga. Specifically – Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre – you might have heard of it. But then again, you might not have…I probably haven’t heard of where you work (unless you’re employed by Facebook or one of those companies that do the ‘cheap Viagra’ deals). People naturally imagine that because I work at this centre…

Minimalist / Barefoot Running Series

PART 1: INTRODUCTION As a runner, you would almost have to be living as a hermit to not have heard about minimalist and/or barefoot running (however, if you were a hermit, you would probably be running barefoot, so there lies the conundrum). Initially, a lot of people viewed minimalist running simply as a trend that would eventually die out, however…