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How Pilates Can Alleviate Headaches

How Pilates Can Alleviate Headaches

A headache is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head, neck and body. It can therefore be confusing for people to understand where the real problem is stemming from. In Australia 87% of people experience headaches every year, with the most common way of treating them being painkillers. Headaches are a common complaint we hear from…

5 Reasons Men Should Do Pilates

5 Reasons Men Should Do Pilates

Pilates participation is overwhelmingly dominated by females, despite the practice being developed by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The following article provides 5 great reasons why men can benefit from the practice. Pilates will help you build core strength, improve flexibility and develop often-neglected muscle groups. Have a read and see if Pilates might be for you:…

Understanding Healing – Inflammation is not the “bad guy”

Understanding Healing – Inflammation is not the “bad guy”

Recently there has been some debate about the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) theory for the treatment of acute injuries. In one article, Josh Stone postulates that ice is overused, suggesting that it may inhibit healing because it reduces inflammation. Inflammation is a natural and necessary part of the healing process. Let’s visit the four phases of healing. BLEEDING: Bleeding…
What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

Dry Needling does not sound like a very inviting treatment and personally I think this very effective technique should be renamed because nobody wants to be poked and prodded with a dry needle!  However, the benefits of dry needling are manifold and once you have experienced positive results, it is easy to overcome the intimidating insinuations present in the name. So…
Osteoporosis Risk Factors

Osteoporosis Risk Factors

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and can fracture with minimal trauma, such as a rib fracture caused by sneezing. There are many factors that can influence your risk of Osteoporosis. Some of these are not changeable, including age (>50), gender (female post-menopausal), family history, early onset of menopause, long term corticosteroid use, small frame size and…

Running-Induced Fatigue and Core Endurance

Running-Induced Fatigue and Core Endurance

RECENT ARTICLES WITH DR BRENDAN O’LOUGHLIN KINEMATIC CHANGES DURING RUNNING-INDUCED FATIGUE AND RELATIONS WITH CORE ENDURANCE IN NOVICE RUNNERS This study aimed to investigate kinematic (movement) changes experienced during running-induced fatigue. Further, the study examined relations between kinematic changes and core endurance. The study included 17 participants which isn’t a very large sample group, however it did produce some interesting findings.…

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

This article featured on the LifeBuzz website is a great summary of the book 1,000+ Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently by Marc and Angel Chernoff. It contains a range of simple and sometimes very obvious little things that you can do to improve the quality of your life. Here are just a few examples from the list featured in the full article, which…